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16 PhD Student Positions in Immunology, Inflammation, Infection & Systems Immunity - NEXTIMMUNE : tackling next-generation challenges

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NEXTIMMUNE, standing for “Next Generation ImmunoScience: Advanced Concepts for Deciphering Acute and Chronic Inflammation”, is a competitive PhD training program, supported by the doctoral research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund FNR. It aims to bridge classical immunology and big-data analysis science in a structured doctoral training environment.

Luxembourg is a dynamic multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development culture supported by important financial and organisational resources. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in life sciences and systems biomedicine.
 
Within Luxembourg, high level and innovative biomedical research is carried out at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) as well as at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and the Life Sciences Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg.

The research-intensive program, by tackling next-generation immunology challenges from wet-lab procedures to big data, aims to respond to the unmet need of training the next generation of competent immunologists in an interdisciplinary environment covering analysis of “omics” and clinical data, as well as basic and translational biomedical knowledge, and their practical application to diagnosis and ultimately therapy. The program includes transferable skills training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats.

PhD candidates will conduct their research projects either at the Department of Infection and Immunity at LIH (Esch-sur-Alzette), at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine or at the Life Sciences Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette). A number of projects involve a collaboration with the Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre of the University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark). Depending on the project, PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Luxembourg or at the University of Southern Denmark.

The program will allow the candidates to obtain a PhD degree in biology or health sciences with a specialisation in either:
•             Fundamental immunology
•             Infectious diseases
•             Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
•             Molecular and cellular allergology
•             Epigenetics applied to immunology
•             Systems immunology
•             Computational analysis applied to immunology
 
We are seeking for excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field related to the topics of the PhD program (MSc or equivalent). Fluency in English is mandatory – English is the working language.

More specific information on NEXTIMMUNE can be obtained from the program coordinator, Prof Markus Ollert, Director of LIH’s Department of Infection and Immunity: nextimmune.office@lih.lu
 

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How to apply:
Applications including a cover letter stating the envisaged specialisation, a full curriculum vitae and a copy of the relevant diplomas showing marks should be sent until 31th July 2016 through our website www.lih.lu/jobs.
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Applications including a cover letter stating the envisaged specialisation, a full curriculum vitae and a copy of the relevant diplomas showing marks should be sent until 31th July 2016 through our website www.lih.lu/jobs.

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Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Luxembourg
Working place
L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences