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


Research associate at the Aquatic Core Facility (m/f)

Fixed-term contract: 2 years, 40 h/week

Employee status

Start date: 1st October 2017

Reference: R-AGR-0356-12C


Your Role


Area: the successful applicant (m/f) will be an employee at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), a highly interdisciplinary research centre, which integrates experimental and computational biology approaches in order to understand principal mechanism of disease pathogenesis and to develop new tools in diagnosis and therapy.

Within the LCSB, the Aquatic Core Facility operates as a central platform that uses zebrafish as an in vivo disease model. This vertebrate model allows us to gain insights into the aetiology and progression of diseases, particularly of the human central nervous system, Moreover, the model enables us to perform drug screens to identify small molecules that could potentially be used for the treatment of such diseases.


Description: you will work as a research associate at the LCSB Aquatic Core Facility and will coordinate and perform zebrafish-based projects for both internal collaborators (University of Luxembourg) and external partners.


More specifically your tasks will include:

  • Designing and generating knockdown models, and transgenic and mutant fish lines
  • Coordinating and supporting fish-based projects (e.g. disease modelling, small molecule screens and –omics experiments)
  • Coordinating basic teaching activities (e.g. trainings, workshops) offered by the Aquatic Core Facility to students and visiting scientists
  • Coordinating the optimization of safe practices and animal welfare
  • Supporting the daily operations and the technical aspects of the LCSB Aquatic Core Facility


Your profile

  • A PhD degree in biology, molecular biology, marine biology, biomedical sciences or similar
  • Experience with molecular biology (ideally Tol2 transgenesis and CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis) and microscopy techniques
  • Working experience with animals, particularly fish species, is essential. Owning an animal laboratory science certificate (Function A required) will be considered as an advantage
  • Excellent organizational, communication and management skills
  • Flexible regarding short stays abroad (e.g. attendance of trainings, workshops, scientific meetings)
  • Good working knowledge of English is essential. Knowledge of either German, French, or Luxemburgish will be considered as an advantage


We offer

  • Opportunity to work in a modern, semi-automated aquatic facility
  • A key role in cutting-edge research projects involving zebrafish (e.g. in the areas of chemical biology and systems biology)
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the platform’s research activities
  • Opportunity to work in an exciting international, interdisciplinary research environment


Further Information

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:


  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • A scan of your animal laboratory science certificate (if applicable)
  • A motivation letter that includes a description of previous professional experiences
  • Please ask at least two references to email their confidential letters directly to Maria Lorena Cordero Maldonado ( within one week of submitting the application.



Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Please apply online until 31st July 2017.


Only applications submitted via this link will be considered. 




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