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Post-Doctoral Fellow: Gut microbiome and mucosal immunology

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work on ongoing and newly developed projects investigating host–microbiome interactions at the gut mucosa interface, based on the following select publications:, and The work involves gnotobiotic mouse models, synthetic gut microbial communities, samples from patient cohorts and key international collaborations. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will participate in an exciting bed-to-bench-to-bed translational research program in the ‘Nutrition, Microbiome and Immunity’ group ( headed by Prof. Mahesh S. Desai.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research project with sufficient guidance, yet enough independence to design and execute the experiments
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary research projects that will potentially open job opportunities in both academia and industry
  • Carry out experiments using gnotobiotic mouse models and samples from patient cohorts
  • Co-supervise students in the lab
  • Develop scientific methodology and techniques adapted to the research project
  • Present research work in leading international conferences

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • PhD degree in microbiology, immunology, or molecular biology with a strong interest in mucosal immunology
  • High level of motivation for research, attention to detail, independent critical thinking, and writing skills
  • Languages skills: fluent in English
  • Desired skills include experience with flow cytometry, models models, cell culture, immunologic assays

Applications must include a motivation letter, a CV, and the names of two referees.

In Short...

  • Contract type :  Fixed-term contract (CDD)
  • Contract duration :  24 months
  • Location :  rue Henri Koch 29 - 4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Ref :  JA/PDGMMI0424/MD/DII

How to apply

Applications including a letter detailing your motivation and a curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below.

Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.

Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.