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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Experimental Neuroscience, Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):

 Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Experimental Neuroscience (m/f)

  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week
  • Student status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref.: I1R-NEU-PFN-13ENNE


Functional characterization of mitochondrial endophenotypes in stem-cell-derived models of Parkinson's disease

Your Role
  • generation/maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cell lines and subsequent differentiation into dopaminergic neuronal cells
  • application and establishment of functional assays on mitochondrial function and dynamics in different cellular models of Parkinson’s disease
  • application and development of dynamic readouts for lysosomal degradation pathways (autophagy)
  • pharmacological and genetic modulation of mitochondrial impairments
Your Profile
  • A Master degree or equivalent in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or related discipline.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and cellular models of neurodegeneration.
  • Profound knowledge on molecular genetics, biochemistry and cell biology.
  • Expertise in the area of inducible pluripotent stem cell technology is of advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.

We offer
  • Fully funded position.
  • An exciting international research environment.
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the LCSB.
  • Travel opportunities for training and meeting with our collaborators.
  • In-depth training in cutting-edge techniques including FACS assays, Seahorse technology and confocal microscopy including high content imaging and cellular in vivo imaging.
  • Numerous training opportunities in (molecular) biology, systems biology, and neurogenomics.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
Further Information

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger at

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Description of past research experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of three referees


Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 May 2015

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