Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in experimental methodology of plasma-assisted biomolecule immobilization

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Foetz
    MPG (application management through Luxinnovation)

MPG (Molecular Plama Group) is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

The focus of this project would be to further develop the current state of the knowledge and expand the experimental methodology of plasma-assisted biomolecule immobilization. The project will involve development of cold atmospheric plasma deposition methods for various biomolecules in the context of molecular diagnostics.


Offer Requirements

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • In vitro diagnostics


Institute description: 

Spun off from the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST, Luxembourg) and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO, Belgium) in 2016, MPG’s mission is to commercialize its disruptive Molecular Plasma Technology across a range of industries.

MPG’s core competence is surface modification, based on the design, construction and servicing of dedicated cold atmospheric plasma equipment, ranging from lab systems for R&D centers and universities up to industrial in-line systems for continuous production. MPG’s cold atmospheric plasma technology allows covalent grafting of complex organic molecules and biomolecules on a wide range of materials, allowing for customized surface functionality design. The activity markets of MPG are diverse, ranging from automotive, aeronautic, printing, packaging through biotechnology, healthcare and medical devices.



  • Dynamic environment
  • Interdisciplinary assignments



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.





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