Luxembourg is a dynamic, multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development base supported by important organisational resources. The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg, offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in the biomedical sciences.
The Environmental Cheminformatics Group and Bioinformatics Core at the LCSB are looking to hire a
Research & Development Specialist as an integral part of a recent ATTRACT Fellowship Research Project granted by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Research & Development Specialist on Project: Metabolomics and Cheminformatics (m/f)
- Ref: 50013463
- Fixed-term contract 2 years (project funding available for up to 5 years), 40 hours a week
- Employee status
- Establish, develop and maintain computational mass spectrometry and cheminformatics software and workflows, primarily for target and non-target metabolomics and environmental analysis.
The developed methods will be an integral part of tackling the many open research questions at LCSB, based in the Environmental Cheminformatics Group (Emma Schymanski) in conjunction with the Bioinformatics Core (Reinhard Schneider).
- Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in bioinformatics, cheminformatics, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental sciences, mathematics or related fields
- Experience in R, Java, web services, Docker containers and designing user-friendly interfaces
- Experience with Git-based subversion control (GitHub, GitLab), BioConductor and/or CRAN
- Experience with non-target mass spectrometry data (metabolomics, environmental) and major cheminformatics toolkits (e.g. Chemistry Development Kit (CDK), OpenBabel and/or ChemAxon)
- Ability to design and implement code, services, workflows and data analysis for research activities
- Supportive of Open Science initiatives and willing to become a highly active member in the online mass spectrometry and cheminformatics communities supporting researchers
- Eagerness to contribute to the deliverables and research goals of the project in collaboration with all project members, including robust workflows, publications and innovative coding projects
- Willingness to work in a team, with project members and other LCSB colleagues
- Fluent in English, skills in German and/or French will be advantageous
- An initial fixed-term 2-year contract (project funding available for up to 5 years)
- Full-time position (40h per week)
- Earliest starting date (position will be advertised until filled)
- Competitive remuneration; contract subject to public national security system benefits
- A dynamic, exciting and equal opportunity international research environment