Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in Tumor microbiome

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    University of Luxembourg (application management through Luxinnovation)
    LSRU / Haan Letellier

The University of Luxembourg (LSRU / Haan Letellier) 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: 


We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join our team and drive projects on microbiome and tumor metabolism.

A strong background in microbiology and cancer metabolism are highly encouraged.

Skills in bioinformatics are a strong plus.


Offer Requirements

Looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher

  • PhD in Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Experience in molecular biology, microbiome and tumor metabolism
  • Strong background in microbiome-host interaction, specific interest in cancer metabolism and epigenetics
  • Skills in bioinformatics are a strong plus
  • Language skills (Excellent command of English)
  • Autonomous and highly motivated

She/He will

  • independently develop and drive his/her project
  • conduct and interpret research experiments
  • regularly report and discuss the results
  • work in a team and give help and guidance to PhD candidates
  • have the opportunity to be involved in various projects currently running in the group
  • be able to form valuable national and international collaborations
  • have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by contributing to teaching in his/her area of expertise


Institute description: 

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Research Group “Molecular Disease Mechanisms” is headed by Prof. Serge Haan and Dr. Elisabeth Letellier. Within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, it is embedded in the Life Sciences Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg and collaborate (in addition to national institutes and clinics like the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine) for example with DFKZ Heidelberg, RWTH Aachen, Medical University Vienna and Harvard Medical School.



The University of Luxembourg offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in a motivated team (13 people) of young scientists (including Master and PhD students, PostDocs and Research Scientists) in a multi-disciplinary international research environment.



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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