Systems Biology PhD program in Luxembourg

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

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Systems Biochemistry (m/f)

  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)

Morphological reconstruction and computational modelling of dopaminergic neurons


  • Algorithmic reconstruction of dopaminergic neuronal morphology from
    in vitro and in situ microscopy images (See these doi’s:
    10.1523/?JNEUROSCI.4029-08.2009, 10.1038/nature12107,
    10.1016/j.neuron.2007.03.025, 10.1109/TVCG.2011.55,
  • Multiscale computational modeling of electrophysiology, metabolism
    and subcellular organelle transport in morphologically accurate
    dopaminergic neuronal models using numerical optimization algorithms
    (See doi:10.1038/nbt.2488 and


  • A Master degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Applied
    Mathematics or related disciplines.
  • Experience of version controlled software development in Python and MATLAB.
  • Experience with open source bioimage informatics and analysis
    platforms, e.g., OMERO.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Fully funded position in an exciting international environment,
    where the working language is English.
  • Opportunity to join the Systems Biochemistry Group within the
    Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and enroll in the Doctoral
    School in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the
    candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information
Informal enquiries can be made to:
Dr. Ronan M.T. Fleming,
Principal Investigator,
Systems Biochemistry Group,
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine.

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of publications
  • Description of past research experience and how future interests
    complement the proposed role
  • Name and addresses of three referees