University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral researcher in Neuroimmunology

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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.

Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.

AREA: Role of immune mechanisms in murine models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Your Role...

The Neuroimmunology group at the LCSB led by Prof. Michael Heneka, has started its activities at LCSB in early 2022. It focuses on the role of immune mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease. This research group has an immediate opening for a motivated, talented and experienced Postdoctoral researcher.

In this particular project, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who has a strong background in working with rodent models and with vivo imaging using multi-photon laser microscopy. We are looking for a candidate, who can work independently but also enjoys collaborating closely with other members of the lab (neuroscientists, clinician neuroscientists, neurobiologists, etc.) as well as national and international collaborators. A particular focus of the project will be the combined analysis of neuronal network activities and behavioral performance (e.g. different learning and memory tasks) in murine models of Alzheimer’s disease under modulation of innate immune pathways. Experience with in vivo imaging techniques and state of the art imaging analysis or biochemical assessment of neuropathology (e.g, beta-amyloid/tau pathology) would be an asset. For further background please see Venegas et al. 2017, Nature, and Ising et al. 2019, Nature.

What we expect from you…

  • Ph.D. in neurobiology, neurophysics, neuroimmunology or a related scientific/technical discipline
  • Additionally, experience in performing multi-photon in vivo imaging and state of the art analysis of acquired imaging information would be preferred
  • Experience in working with murine models of Alzheimer disease (APP, tau transgenics) is warranted
  • A successful candidate should be willing to take initiative, leadership and responsibility for this demanding project
  • Further career development by writing own grants will be strongly supported

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05417

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this position, relevant past experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of two referees

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply 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 …
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Further information...

For further information, please contact: Prof. Michael Heneka

Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 6922 / E-mail:


Postdoctoral researcher in Neuroimmunology
2, avenue de I'Universite Beles, Luxemburg
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