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Position: Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Parkinson's Disease Genetics and Genomics
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: We seek a highly skilled doctoral student to work on an international and interdisciplinary biomedical research project on the identification of genetic risk factors for PD (PD) within the recently founded National Center for Excellence in Research on PD (NCER-PD) and the doctoral training unit PARK-QC - Molecular, Organellar and Cellular Quality Control in Parkinson's disease. The project will include genetic and bioinformatics analysis of genotype -and next-generation sequencing data, genetic analysis, and the application of systems biology approaches in the context of the newly established LuxPARK PD cohort
Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Systems Biology or related disciplines. Basic understanding of NGS genomics technologies and state-of-the-art bioinformatics software tools. Good knowledge of human genetics, molecular biology, systems biology, computational modeling, or simulation. Knowledge of at least one programming language (Python, Perl, C++, Java, etc). Basic Linux/Unix skills. Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and systems biology. Excellent working knowledge in English
   
Text: UOL02602 31-Jan-2019 Company Text The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB, https://wwwen.uni.lu/lcsb) at the University of Luxembourg is seeking an enthusiastic team member for the following position: Doctoral Researcher (PhD student) in Parkinson's Disease Genetics and Genomics (m/f) Initial contract duration: 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable depending on thesis progress evaluation (with project funding available for up to 48 months) Full-time position (40h/week) Student (enrolment in the doctoral school) and employee status Start date: as soon as possible Ref. 50013905 Area : Genetic and genomic analysis of cohort datasets to identify genetic risk factors in Parkinson's disease Please contact - Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger (rejko.krueger@uni.lu) or Dr. Patrick May (patrick.may@uni.lu) for further details. Your Role The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Luxembourg. LCSB develops and applies systems-level approaches to gain insight into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases. Experimental and computational approaches are combined to analyse the complexity of biological systems underlying disease pathogenesis. The LCSB is pioneering the way for a predictive, preventive and personalised medicine. Neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease (PD) are major targets within LCSB’s research activities. We seek a highly skilled doctoral student to work on an international and interdisciplinary biomedical research project on the identification of genetic risk factors for PD (PD) within the recently founded National Center for Excellence in Research on PD (NCER-PD, www.parkinson.lu ) and the doctoral training unit PARK-QC - Molecular, Organellar and Cellular Quality Control in Parkinson's disease ( https://wwwen.uni.lu/lcsb/doctoral_training_unit/park_qc ). The project will include genetic and bioinformatics analysis of genotype -and next-generation sequencing data, genetic analysis, and the application of systems biology approaches in the context of the newly established LuxPARK PD cohort. You will analyze genetic data from a large datasets of PD patients and controls and integrate by integration with available “omics” databases and by pathway analysis to establish new PD genetic risk factors. Your Profile Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Systems Biology or related disciplines. Basic understanding of NGS genomics technologies and state-of-the-art bioinformatics software tools. Good knowledge of human genetics, molecular biology, systems biology, computational modeling, or simulation. Knowledge of at least one programming language (Python, Perl, C++, Java, etc). Basic Linux/Unix skills. Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and systems biology Excellent working knowledge in English (additional language skills, particularly French or German, will be advantageous) Excellent communication skills We offer Fully funded position (within the doctoral training unit PARK-QC). A scientifically stimulating, innovative, dynamic, well-equipped, and international working environment. Opportunity to participate in the development of the recently created LCSB and to work with our world-wide academic partners. Enrolment in the Doctoral School of the University of Luxembourg to complement the research-oriented PhD program by courses in experimental biology, bioinformatics or other research-related skills ( https://wwwen.uni.lu/studies/fstc/doctoral_programme_in_systems_and_molecular_biomedicine ). In-depth training in cutting edge technologies used in systems biology. Travel opportunities for training and meeting with our collaborators. Numerous training opportunities in (molecular) biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics Further Information Please apply online by submitting your cover letter indicating your motivation for this project, relevant experience and future interests, a full curriculum vitae, and a copy of the relevant diplomas until 31st January 2019. Only applications submitted online will be considered.
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