Postdoc in Yeast Metabolism, Genetics and Epigenetics: 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 environment for interdisciplinary research.
The Enzymology & Metabolism Research Group at the LCSB is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a project entitled Harnessing the power of yeast genetics to elucidate the metabolism and epigenetic effects of the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist to investigate 2-hydroxyglutarate metabolism and epigenetic changes induced by this metabolite in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The successful applicant will focus primarily on the metabolic aspects, while closely collaborating with a PhD student in the group of Dr. Lasse Sinkkonen focusing mostly on the epigenetic analyses.
For further information, please contact: Dr. Carole Linster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- PhD degree in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines, preferably with a focus on cell metabolism and/or epigenetics
- strong theoretical background and practical experience in yeast genetics and metabolic biochemistry
- previous experience with handling yeast, mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, transcriptomics and ChIP-Seq analyses will be considered as important assets
- solid computational and biostatistics skills are required
- excellent English writing and speaking skills are essential
- the candidate will be integrated into a collaborative environment and needs to have excellent communication skills
- participation in a collaborative project supported by the University of Luxembourg
- access to the well-equipped LCSB yeast and metabolomics platforms
- contract subject to public national security system benefits
- a dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment