PhD Position in Non-target Microbiome Metabolomics: Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. Luxembourg is a dynamic, multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development base supported by important organisational resources. The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg, offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in the biomedical sciences.

Microbiomes in One Health (MICROH) is a competitive, interdisciplinary PhD training programme, supported by the PRIDE funding scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). MICROH aims to study interactions within and between microbiomes relating to two major healthcare challenges of our time, i.e. the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. MICROH bridges microbiology and big data analytics in a structured doctoral training environment.

Your Role

The Enzymology & Metabolism and Environmental Cheminformatics Research Groups at LCSB are seeking a PhD Candidate to become part of the MICROH PhD training programme, on the topic of “Dark Matter, the Exposome and the Microbiome”. The PhD will be co-supervised by Drs. Carole Linster and Emma Schymanski, LCSB, in collaboration with other topic leaders in MICROH.

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Your Profile

  • Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, toxicology or related fields
  • Willingness to work closely with other PhD candidates and cooperate actively in a larger team
  • Experience with non-target high resolution mass spectrometry experiments will be advantageous
  • Experience in cultivation experiments and working with model organisms will be a plus
  • Fluency in English is essential, skills in German and/or French will be advantageous

We Offer

  • Student and employee status (36 months studies programme, full-time (40h/week) as per university standards) with project funding available for up to 48 months
  • Initial 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable depending on thesis progress evaluation.
  • Earliest starting date March 1st, 2019 (position will be advertised until filled)
  • A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment

Further Information

Applications should quote Ref: 50012373 – RCREQ0001412 and include

  • a full curriculum vitae, including any publications
  • the contact details of three referees,
  • a copy of the relevant diplomas
  • a cover letter indicating your motivation for either or both projects, your relevant experience and future interests. Detailed project descriptions are here:
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