University of Luxembourg

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Bioinformatics / Machine Learning (m/f)

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):


We seek a highly motivated bioinformatician (MSc level) who is experienced in the analysis of large-scale biomedical omics data, using statistical methods and machine learning, and bioscientific data processing and programming. The candidate will conduct integrative machine learning analyses of biomedical data, focusing on molecular and clinical data for neurodegenerative diseases. This will include the development of new automated machine learning approaches (AutoML), the application of software to disease-related multimodal omics data, and the joint interpretation of the data together with experimental and clinical collaborators. The project will use new biological high-throughput data from patients, healthy controls, as well as in-vitro and in-vivo disease models. With the help of pathway-, network- and machine learning analyses, the goal is to improve the mechanistic understanding of molecular and cellular perturbations in common neurological disorders.

For further information, please contact: Enrico Glaab

Your Profile

• The candidate will have a MSc or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, or biostatistics / machine learning
• Prior experience in large-scale data processing and statistics / machine learning is required
• A track record of previously completed courses and/or publications involving analyses of large-scale biological data (e.g. omics, neuroimaging data) should be outlined in the CV
• Demonstrated skills and knowledge in next-generation sequencing data analysis, biostatistics, machine learning, pathway and network analysis are highly advantageous
• The candidate should have a cross-disciplinary aptitude, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a keen interest in collaborative biomedical research
• Fluency in oral and written English

We offer

• A fully funded position with a highly competitive salary
• An opportunity to join the Luxembourg Centre of Systems Biomedicine with an international and interdisciplinary ethos
• Working in a scientifically stimulating, innovative, dynamic, well- equipped, and international surrounding
• Opportunity to work closely with international academic partners
• State-of-the-art research facilities and computational equipment

Further Information

Applications should contain the following documents (ideally combined into one pdf document):
• A detailed Curriculum vitae
• A motivation letter, including a brief description of past research experience and future interests, as well as the earliest possible starting date
• Copies of degree certificates and transcripts
• Name and contact details of at least two referees

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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