Post-Doctoral Researcher on pesticide exposure  and effects on colorectal cancer (m/f)

Post-Doctoral Researcher on pesticide exposure and effects on colorectal cancer (m/f)

Luxembourg Institute of Health

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

In the framework of a research project supported by the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, the candidate will integrate the Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU). He/she will be involved in a study focused on the assessment of pesticide exposure and the biological effects on colorectal cancer. The main analytical work will consist in the development/optimization of GC- and LC-MS/MS based methods for the analysis of pesticides in various biological matrices (blood, tumor, hair…) collected from human patients and animals. The candidate will also provide support within animal experimentation on rodents.

The Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU) is specialized in the assessment of human exposure to pollutants and on the study of exposure-associated health outcomes. Research activities rely on both animal experimentation and human volunteers within epidemiological studies. The laboratory is equipped with up-to-date analytical equipment mainly consisting in CG-MS/MS and UHPLC-MS/MS).

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • PhD in the field of Analytical chemistry/toxicology
  • Skills in basic animal experimentation (gavage, blood collection…)
  • Expertise in the analysis of biological samples
  • Knowledge in the field of cancer research would be an asset
  • Significant record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Rigour, motivation, scientific creativity and originality, writing skills, conciseness, sense of priority
    and ability to work in a team
  • Languages: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is
    an asset

Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities, an active seminar program as well as the possibility for close collaborations with the university and other research institutes.

For any information, contact Dr. Brice Appenzeller, Head of HBRU:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.