Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)

Post-doctoral researcher

Luxembourg institute of Health

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public research organisation at the forefront of biomedical sciences. With its strong expertise in population health, oncology, infection and immunity as well as storage and handling of biological samples, its research activities impact on people’s health. At the Luxembourg Institute of Health, devoted scientists investigate disease mechanisms to develop new diagnostics, innovative therapies and effective tools to implement personalised medicine. The institution is the first supplier of public health information in Luxembourg, a strong cooperation partner in local and international projects and an attractive training place for ambitious early-stage researchers.

Post-doctoral researcher

The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to contribute to the development of novel treatment options against Glioblastoma (project ‘Pan-RTK targeting’). The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory aim to understand the biological mechanisms underlying brain cancer, in order to identify novel targets and develop innovative treatment approaches. The lab has a track record in patient-derived glioma models, tumor plasticity and heterogeneity, and tumor metabolism.

Key Accountabilities

  • Independent implementation and execution of research project and drafting of follow up projects.
  • Design and execute experiments as required by the project.
  • Efficient and productive working mentality, keeping timelines
  • Participate in the activities of the research unit and integrate into teams.
  • Write scientific articles for peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Develop scientific methodology and techniques adapted to the research project.
  • Present the work as well as results during research unit meetings and at international meetings, congresses.
  • Establish and disseminate the bibliography to the other researchers, students and technicians.
  • Communicate problems and suggestions for possible solutions in a transparent manner.
  • Train and supervise technicians, master students and PhD students (if applicable).
  • Stay updated with the current scientific literature concerning the study.
  • Participate in the societal dimension: dissemination of simplified research results to the general public (through articles, conferences, etc.).

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • PhD in Cancer Biology
  • Track record in Cancer Biology and innovative treatment approaches
  • Solid knowledge of patient-derived cancer models
  • Very good knowledge of genetics and other omics analysis for patient stratification
  • Knowledge in neuro-oncology is an asset
  • Previous research publications as first author
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Interest in translational research including company collaborations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrable capacity to perform multiple research tasks under time and resource constraints

Located in Luxembourg, LIH offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international and multilingual
environment that values personal respect and professional achievement based on the highest intellectual and ethical standards.The remuneration for this position shall be based on qualification and experience.Full job description and further information for applicants are available in the ‘job section’ of the website Applications including cover letter, CV, list of publications and name of two referees should be sent before 30 October 2019 through our website with the Ref: VD/PDF1019/SN/LRNO

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