5 PhD student positions in Systems, Neuro & Cancer Immunology - RK0521

i2TRON  is a highly innovative PhD training program on “integrating immune strategies for Translational Research in Oncology and Neurology” and is supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) within their PRIDE program. We will develop the next generation of translational scientists as boundary crossers, domain experts and skilled communicators. Inflammation is a common hallmark shared across different non-communicable diseases (NCD).
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
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i2TRON aims to advance our mechanistic insight into failures of the immune system across diverse disease areas including cancer, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity and allergy. Such insights will lead to discoveries of new biomarkers and therapeutic targets of NCDs, and facilitate translation into novel treatment strategies to advance research innovations, and to turn new mechanistic insight into diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to improve patient care.

What we offer:

5 PhD STUDENT positions are available with up to 4 years fixed-term contracts, full-time.

Earliest start date will be July 15th, 2021 after a comprehensive and competitive selection process starting in June 2021. The program includes individualized transferable skills training, career development programs, opportunities for international conference visits, internships in partner institutions regular scientific lectures by leading international speakers and annual PhD retreats.

PhD candidates will conduct their research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment at either LIH or UL. All PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Luxembourg.

The program will allow the candidates to obtain a PhD degree in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine or Health Science.

Please visit the i2TRON website for details on the available 5 projects and eligibility: https://www.lih.lu/page/dtu-i2tron-vacant-positions


We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in a field related to the topics of the PhD program interested in becoming a translational scientist at the interface between fundamental and clinical research. Advanced English knowledge in spoken and written is required, as English is the working language.

Applications including following mandatory documents :

1. a cover letter stating up to 3 project preferences - The 5 Projects are distributed across 3 subject areas

2. a full curriculum vitae with at least 2 references (contact details only)
3.  the relevant diplomas showing marks (Msc, MD or Equivalent)

should be submitted by 13 June 2021 through the "apply" button below only.

Only complete applications (as outlined above) in English submitted via this portal will be considered.


REF : Vd/i2Tron0521/RK/TTM
Up to 4 years fixed-term contracts  - Full time - Earliest start date: July 15th, 2021.


For any questions on the program or your eligibility to apply for a position, please contact: i2TRON@lih.lu