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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.

Your Role

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 (carole.linster@uni.lu)

Your Profile

  • 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

We offer

  • 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
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