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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university
with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The
University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more
than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and
interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science
and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance
and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In
addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas
of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine.
Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for
its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and
among the top 250 universities worldwide.
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) was created within the
Health Technologies Initiative from the Government of Luxembourg as one of the
research priorities of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB is an
Interdisciplinary Centre of the University, independent of the faculties and
it combines experimental and computational approaches to analyze complex
biological systems and disease processes from a systems biology perspective.
The Computational Biology Group (CBG) provides the LCSB with a solid
infrastructure in developing theoretical framework for computational modeling
on biomedical problems, especially in the area of network biology. The CBG
group includes researchers with theoretical, computational and wet lab
backgrounds, thereby providing an unusual interdisciplinary environment.
The Computational Biology Group seeks a highly skilled and motivated
Postdoctoral fellow to work on an exciting project that aims at developing a
computational framework to design cellular conversion strategies for
Regenerative Medicine purposes. This framework will be applied to obtain in
vitro limbal stem cells, which will be later used for clinical transplantation
to treat patients who have lost their vision. In particular, the selected
candidate shall develop a computational methodology based on information and
graph theories, using single-cell transcriptomics data, to model cell
populations dynamics and design strategies for cellular conversion. In
addition, he/she will participate in the project management and planning,
including the supervision of one Ph.D. student. This is a collaborative
project with Professor Michele de Luca's group at the Center for Regenerative
Medicine “Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena, where the experimental
validation of the computational predictions will be conducted.
What we expect from you…
Requirements of the ideal candidate:
PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, physics or a
Strong computational skills
Prior experience in mathematical modelling of biological networks is
A strong publication record in related fields
Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of English
Opportunity to do research into biomedical problems within a highly
dynamic research institutions (LCSB) and in collaboration with an
internationally recognized partner (Center for Regenerative Medicine
“Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena)
An exciting international environment
A very competitive salary
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Job Reference: UOL04494
How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31/12/2021. Please
apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values.
We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
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Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a
personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the
“University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to
the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban
site with excellent infrastructure.
A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European
institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous
non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations,
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