PhD Position in Biology

Universität Luxemburg



PhD Position in Biology

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract


18 Month
The University | About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Postdoc position in computational systems biology / Topic: Single-cell metabolic modelling of brain tissues

Your Role...

Project Objectives: Methodological advances enable a deeper characterization of tissues on the cellular (single-cell omics) and spatial level (imaging). Computational methods are needed for data integration and for gaining deeper insights, e.g., into metabolic rewiring in neurodegenerative diseases. In this project we aim to 1. Further develop a computational approach for the integration of single-cell RNA-Seq and imaging data towards the detailed metabolic network modelling of brain tissue on a multi-cell population level. 2. Apply this framework for the deeper characterization of metabolic alterations in neurodegenerative diseases and for the prediction of novel drug candidates and combinations.

What we expect from you…

Required applicant profile: PhD in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent

Desired Skills: Strong background in computational and molecular biology, especially data, network and image analysis, as well as in biochemistry

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade transcripts

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Start date: October 2024
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL06422

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Further information...

For more information, contact: Professor Thomas Sauter /

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