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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in the Field of RAS Drug Development

University of Luxembourg

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Your Role...

Ideal position to initiate your independent research career as an academic researcher in the Cancer Cell Biology group under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Abankwa. The Cancer Cell Biology group aims at understanding how the notorious oncogene RAS drives cancer cell stemness and how to drug target it (eRASeCancer.wordpress.com).

You will employ and have experience with a broad spectrum of techniques, to develop and characterize novel types of Ras inhibitors, including fluorescence polarization, luciferase complementation, cellular BRET and FRET, SPR, signaling, protein-biochemistry and 2D/3D cell growth data.

Activities

  • Opportunity to establish independence within 5 years and secure own competitive funding
  • Conduct self-driven experimental research towards the lab aims
  • Opportunity to contribute to teaching

 What we expect from you…

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, chemical biological or related disciplines
  • Must have strong experience with at least two of the luminescence methods mentioned above
  • Very good organizational skills, attention to detail, persistence
  • Excellent command of English

We Offer...

  • Strong scientific training and mentoring
  • Learn cutting-edge drug development methods with an application focus
  • International, vibrant research environment on the brand new Belval campus

 In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 60 months in total)
  • Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week 
  • Starting date: January 2023
  • Location: Belval 
  • Job Reference: UOL04972 

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77.167,08 (full time) 

 How to apply...

Candidates should submit the following documents in pdf format:

  • Motivation statement (1 short paragraph, see below)
  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages, highlighting any outstanding achievements)
  • List of publications and manuscripts in preparation (if applicable)
  • Copy of PhD degree certificate, if available

The motivation statement should contain: 1) Explanation of your overall self-assessment of academic achievements, e.g. top 10-20% in the country; 2) Expression of your theoretical strengths in chemistry, cell biology and molecular biology; 3) List of 5 best experimental skills acquired in degree projects.

Please send your application as one merged PDF.

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 30/09/2022.

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

 In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

Further information...

For further information, please contact Prof. Daniel Abankwa (daniel.abankwa@uni.lu).

Location: Belval - Luxembourg
Salary: 77,167.08 EURO
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Expires: 4th October 2022
Job Ref: UOL04972
   
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