Post-Doctoral Researcher in pollutants exposure assessment and hormonal response- BA0917

1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg

In the framework of an industry-supported research project, the candidate will integrate the Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU). He/she will be involved in a clinical/epidemiological study focused on the assessment of human exposure to organic pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCBs…) and the hormonal response associated with exposure. The main analytical work will consist in the development/optimization of GC- and LC-MS/MS based methods for the analysis of steroid and thyroid hormones in biological matrices collected from human volunteers. The candidate will also investigate the statistical associations between hormonal response, pollutant concentration in the biological matrices and possible sources of exposure.

The Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU) is specialized in the assessment of human exposure to pollutants and on the study of exposure-associated health outcomes. Research activities rely on both animal experimentation and human volunteers within epidemiological studies. The laboratory is equipped with up-to-date analytical equipment mainly consisting in CG-MS/MS and UHPLC-MS/MS).

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in the field of Analytical chemistry/toxicology with a minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Skills in Epidemiology and statistical treatment of data
  • Knowledge in human exposure to organic pollutants and endocrine disruption
  • Expertise in the analysis of biological samples
  • Significant record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Rigor, motivation, scientific creativity and originality, writing skills, conciseness, sense of priority
  • and ability to work in a team

  • Languages: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is an asset

Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities, an active seminar program as well as the possibility for close collaborations with the university and other research institutes.

 
REF.: VD/PDR0917/BA/HBRU
2 year fixed-term contract, full time, start-date : immediate

Contact

For Scientific questions, thanks to contact Dr. Brice Appenzeller, Head of HBRU: brice.appenzeller@lih.lu