Luxembourg : Junior Researcher (PhD student) in Life Sciences

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication within its Life Sciences Research Unit for a
Junior Researcher ( PhD student) in Life Sciences (M/F)

2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week , start date : 01/10/2010
Student AND employee status
The PhD student will be a member of the LSRU (Life Sciences Research Unit) within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg. The multidisciplinary research unit focuses on the communication of cells thematically (cell migration/adhesion and inflammation) and mechanistically (signal transduction, bioinformatics and computational biology). He/she will work under the tutelage of Pr. Eric Tschirhart.

Obtain a PhD in Biology
Work under the supervision of a professor on a research project
Write a thesis in the domain of physiology
Contribute to research in the field of inflammation to obtain a doctoral degree in Life Sciences
Assist in teaching undergraduate courses in the domains of biology
Title of the research project:
Regulation of neutrophil functions during inflammation: Role of SNARE fusion proteins
Project description:
The aim of the work is to provide novel molecular insights into our understanding of regulated inflammatory functions (Ca2+ homeostasis, secretion of cytokines and S100A8/A9, release of reactive oxygen species) in neutrophils based on the role of SNARE system in order to define mechanism leading to inflammatory diseases
Master’s degree in the field of biology (cell biology, molecular biology, physiology…). Equivalent studies and degree will also be considered.
Experience in cell culture, RT-qPCR and western blotting techniques (experience in flow cytometry and spectrofluorimetry will be appreciate)
Language: English and French
A detailed curriculum vitae
A motivation letter
Copies of diplomas
The names and contact details of two academic referees
Please address your application until August 31st, 2010 to:
Université du Luxembourg
Campus Limpertsberg
Attn Professor Eric Tschirhart
162A, Avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
For further questions please contact:
Dr. Sabrina Bréchard (sabrina.brechard) Tel: 00352 44 66 44 6434
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
Application Deadline : 31 August 2010

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