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Laboratory technician

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):
Laboratory technician (m/f)
  • Fixed-term contract 24 month, 40h/week
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref. : I1R-MFN-PFN-15MIPD
Research area:
The role of mitochondrial genome abnormalities in the pathogenesis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Your role:
The applicant will be a member of the recently established Molecular and Functional Neurobiology group (Head: Prof. Dr. Anne Grünewald) which has a research focus on Parkinson’s disease (PD). He/she will be in charge of cell culture. This includes patient-derived fibroblasts, inducible pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and their differentiation into neurons. Additionally, he/she will be involved in pathology studies of human post-mortem brain tissue. The applicant will also be responsible for general maintenance-related tasks in the laboratory.   
Your tasks:
  • Cell culture (cell lines, primary cells, iPSC maintenance and differentiation)
  • RNA/DNA extraction
  • Real-time PCR, sequencing, cloning of plasmids and viral constructs
  • Tissue sectioning, (immuno-)histochemistry
  • Standard biochemical (Bradford, ELISA, Western blotting, immunocytochemistry) and mitochondrial function (Seahorse technology, colorimetric dyes, enzyme kinetics with spectrophotometry etc.) assays
  • Contribution to general laboratory organisation (ordering, overseeing of stocks, storage, preparation of solutions etc.)
Your profile:
  • A technical degree or equivalent in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology or similar
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Flexible regarding research stays in collaborators’ research laboratories
  • Good working knowledge of English
We offer:
  • Enthusiastic interdisciplinary team of basic scientists in the area of Parkinson’s disease/neurodegeneration
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of new concepts for the understanding and modulation of Parkinson’s disease as a common disorder
  • An exciting international research environment
  • The University of Luxembourg offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Anne Grünewald at
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • Name and addresses of three referees
Please apply online until 12th March 2016 via the following link:
How to apply:
Please apply online until 12th March 2016 via the following link:
Send application to
Anne Grünewald
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: I1R-MFN-PFN-15MIPD

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The University of Luxembourg, founded in 2003, is a multilingual, international research university in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – the small state in the very heart of Europe, home to the Luxembourg Financial Centre and European Union Institutions. As for research, the University focuses on International finance, ICT Security, systems biomedicine, European law, business law as...

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