Luxembourg is a highly dynamic, multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development base supported by important financial and organisational resources. Luxembourg offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, particularly in biomedical sciences.
Microbiomes in One Health (MICROH) is a competitive, interdisciplinary PhD training programme, supported by the PRIDE funding scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). MICROH aims to study interactions within and between microbiomes in relation to two major healthcare challenges of our time, i.e. the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. MICROH bridges microbiology and big data analytics in a structured doctoral training environment.
We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to perform world-leading, innovative research in the life sciences within Luxembourg. Host institutes include the University of Luxembourg [Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU), and Physics and Materials Science Research Unit (PHYMS-RU)], the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg National Health Laboratory (LNS), the Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL), and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
MICROH: Microbiomes in One Health
17 Doctoral candidate (PhD Student)Positions
2 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions
in Microbiome Science, Systems Biology, Ecology & Bioinformatics (PRIDE MICROH DTU)
By tackling frontier research questions of immediate public health relevance, the research-intensive programme responds to the unmet need of training the next generation of microbiome scientists in an interdisciplinary environment, covering integration and analysis of multi-omics data, as well as basic and translational biomedical knowledge, and practical application to the diagnosis and, ultimately, treatment of diseases. The programme includes transferable skills training, support in career development, lectures and teaching by international experts as well as annual PhD symposia.
PhD candidates will conduct their research projects at either the LCSB, LSRU, PHYMS-RU, LIH, LNS, IBBL and/or LIST. A number of projects involve collaborations with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory – European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the University of Kent (Kent Fungal Group) and the University of Strasbourg(UMR7156 UdS – CNRS) as well as a private biomedical laboratory in Luxembourg, Laboratoires réunis. All PhD candidates will be enrolled in the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering at the University of Luxembourg.
Detailed project descriptions and corresponding supervisors can be found here: https://www.tinyurl.com/microhdtu
We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field related to the topic of the programme (MSc or equivalent). Fluency in English is mandatory – English is the working language.
More specific information on MICROH can be obtained from the programme coordinator, Prof. Paul Wilmes, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications including a cover letter stating the top three project choices, a full curriculum vitae, at least two reference contact details, a reference letter and a copy of the relevant diplomas showing marks should be submitted until 4 June 2018 through our website www.uni.lu.
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