PhD student in Biochemistry of Neurodegeneration - CL-FB-0819
Rue Louis Rech 1, Entrée B, Dudelange L-3555, Luxembourg
In the collaborative project entitled ‘Search for novel PD biomarkers originating from increased molecular damage and/or deficient molecular quality control systems’, the successful PhD candidate will (establish and) analyse cellular and whole organism models of Parkinson’s disease, as well as PD patient-derived material (e.g. plasma, urine, CSF), applying Crispr/Cas9 technology, imaging-based phenotypic approaches and metabolomics techniques.
Main objectives are to find small molecule disease biomarkers and test small molecule-based therapeutic treatments on the cellular/whole organism models.
KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Master degree in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline.
- Strong background in metabolic biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology, as well as good notions in bioinformatics.
- Previous experience with handling model organisms, mammalian cell culture, mass spectrometry and imaging techniques will be considered as important asset(s).
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills are essential
- Project funding available for up to 48 months
- Competitive remuneration; contract subject to public national security system benefits
- A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment
Applications in English including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including publications, a copy of relevant diplomas and the contact details of 3 referees should be sent before 1st November 2019 via the "apply" button below.
3-year fixed-term contract (renewable for 1year)- Full time - start-date: December 1st, 2019
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Carole Linster : firstname.lastname@example.org