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 Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) was created within the Health Technologies Initiative from the Government of Luxembourg as one of the research priorities of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB is an Interdisciplinary Centre of the University, independent of the faculties and it combines experimental and computational approaches to analyze complex biological systems and disease processes from a systems biology perspective. The Computational Biology Group (CBG) provides the LCSB with a solid infrastructure in developing theoretical framework for computational modeling on biomedical problems, especially in the area of network biology. The CBG group includes researchers with theoretical, computational and wet lab backgrounds, thereby providing an unusual interdisciplinary environment.
The Computational Biology Group seeks a highly skilled and motivated Postdoctoral fellow to work on an exciting project that aims at developing a computational framework to design cellular conversion strategies for Regenerative Medicine purposes. This framework will be applied to obtain in vitro limbal stem cells, which will be later used for clinical transplantation to treat patients who have lost their vision. In particular, the selected candidate shall develop a computational methodology based on information and graph theories, using single-cell transcriptomics data, to model cell populations dynamics and design strategies for cellular conversion. In addition, he/she will participate in the project management and planning, including the supervision of one Ph.D. student. This is a collaborative project with Professor Michele de Luca’s group at the Center for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena, where the experimental validation of the computational predictions will be conducted.
What we expect from you…
Requirements of the ideal candidate:
- PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, physics or a related discipline
- Strong computational skills
- Prior experience in mathematical modelling of biological networks is strongly desired
- A strong publication record in related fields
- Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of English
- Opportunity to do research into biomedical problems within a highly dynamic research institutions (LCSB) and in collaboration with an internationally recognized partner (Center for Regenerative Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena)
- An exciting international environment
- A very competitive salary
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Job Reference: UOL04494
How to apply…
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31/12/2021. 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 …
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Antonio del Sol