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Postdoctoral scholar in Systems Biology, Luxembourg


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

Postdoctoral scholar in Systems Biology (m/f)

  • Fixed-term contract, 2 years, 40h/week.
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • : I1R-SBG-COM-130000

Area: Constraint-based computational modeling of mitochondria

Your Role
  • Prediction of targets to reduce mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease by constraint-based computational modelling of mitochondrial reticular morphology and biochemistry.
  • Development and high performance computing implementation of a framework for integrated modeling of mitochondrial biochemistry (fluxes, chemical potentials), morphology and dynamics (fusion, fission, and autophagy).
  • Collaboration with experimentalists generating metabolomic and fluxomic data from mitochondria, in addition to confocal microscopic images of mitochondrial reticular morphology of induced pluripotent stem cell derived neurons from Parkinson’s disease patients and controls.
Your Profile
  • An undergraduate degree in computer science, computational engineering, bioengineering or related disciplines.
  • A PhD in constraint-based computational modeling of genome-scale biochemical networks or a PhD in computational modeling of subcellular organelle morphology and dynamics.
  • Significant experience with implementation of computational modeling algorithms in a high performance computing environment, e.g.,
  • Excellent oral and written English.

We offer
  • A fully funded position for 2 years, renewable for a further 2 years depending on performance.
  • An opportunity to join the Systems Biochemistry Group within the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine with an international and interdisciplinary ethos.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr. Ronan M.T. Fleming,

Systems Biochemistry Group,

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine.

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of publications
  • Description of past research experience and how future interests complement the proposed role
  • Name and addresses of three referees


Further Information

Application Deadline : 24 October 2015

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