University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral fellow (Research Associate) in the field of systems biomedicine

2023-12-31 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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Language: English (UK) 
Location Belval 
Country: Luxembourg   
Organisation data: LCSB 
Job Number: UOL06075 
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 
Duration 36 Month 
Schedule Type: Full Time 
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week 
Expected Start Date: 01/12/2023   
Functions: Postdoctorant 
Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher     

About us...

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine – in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegeneration and are especially interested in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and their contributing factors.

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines. Computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together, we contribute to science and society.

Successful candidates will join the Bioinformatics Core, led by Prof. Reinhard Schneider, which focuses on managing and analysing complex biomedical and clinical data. We are internationally recognized for our GDPR compliant data hosting solutions and data management systems. We develop innovative methodologies for data mining, federated data analysis, and data FAIRification. We strongly advocate following responsible and reproducible research (R3) principles and best practices in software development. For more information, please visit our website.

The position is part of the COMMUTE project, funded by Horizon Europe. The project will employ computational modelling and Artificial Intelligence approaches to accelerate research on neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson’s diseases (PD).

  Your Role...

  • Constructing a scalable knowledge repository of molecular interactions describing disease mechanisms using graph databases
  • Translating, harmonising and integrating the contents across multiple systems biology repositories like pathway and interaction databases, or disease maps (
  • Research of contextualised mining of such integrated repository for networks describing relevant mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including cell specificity and potential drug targets as prior information

  What we expect from you…

  • A PhD in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine or similar, with an interest in biomedical informatics and translational medicine
  • Experience with graph databases, in particular neo4j
  • Experience with systems biology formats, including SBML and SBGN
  • Working knowledge of pathway, protein interaction and drug interaction databases
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience in omics data analysis will be an asset
  • Knowledge of controlled terminologies and ontologies in Systems Biomedicine will be an asset
  • Experience of collaborative research, research management and project management
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external partners

  Here’s what awaits you at the LCSB...

  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab – the Scienteens Lab – to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society’s needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

  In Short...

  • Contract type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extension possible)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL06075

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

  How to apply...

Applications (in English) should contain the following information:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications and projects
  • A cover letter describing experience and future interests
  • Contact information and recommendation letters from at least three referees

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31/12/2023. Please apply 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.

  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 …
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About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and has 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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Venkata SATAGOPAM (email address: Use the job reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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Postdoctoral fellow (Research Associate) in the field of systems biomedicine
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2023-12-31 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2023-12-31 23:59 (CET)
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