University of Luxembourg

Lab technician supporting cell culture and live cell imaging

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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

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.

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) - Neuroimmunology group:

Technician focusing on supporting thecell culture experiments targeting molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

AREA: Role of immune mechanisms in models of neurodegenerative disease.


The Neuroimmunology group at the LCSB, led by Prof. Michael Heneka, is starting 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 laboratory technician.

Your Role...

  • You will prepare primary neuronal and non-neuronal cell cultures, develop and work with iPSC-derived cell models and, in particular, live cell imaging using light and fluorescence microscopy.
  • You will use sophisticated live cell imaging protocols for the analysis of intra- and intercellular transport. 
  • You will support daily lab operations, including ordering lab supplies, sample organization and preparation as well as biomolecular extraction.
  • Additional tasks represent methods of cellular and molecular biology including but not restricted to the extraction of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins) and related detection methods (FACS, ELISA, Western blot, qPCR).

Important technical competencies and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Solid knowledge on cell culture techniques including preparation of primary cell cultures, iPSCs.
  • Live cell imaging skills, microscopy.
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in sample preparation and extraction workflows.
  • Experience with standard techniques of molecular biology (FACS, ELISA; Western blot, qPCR).
  • Thorough record keeping in a well-organized lab notebook.

What we expect from you…

  • A Bachelor or Master degree (or equivalent) with wet-lab experience, preferably in primary and iPSC cell culture and with live cell imaging.
  • Highly reliable and precise working style.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Basic computer skills to ensure electronic record keeping and generation of work summaries, e.g., documenting quality and quantity results from different protocols.
  • Experience with various imaging techniques would be an asset.
  • Attention to detail, especially accurate data entry and sample handling.
  • Communication in English is essential, both written and spoken.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Befristeter Vertrag 24 Monat
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research support technician
  • Job Reference: UOL04661

How to apply...

Applications in English 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 …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Michael Heneka
Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 6922


Lab technician supporting cell culture and live cell imaging
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
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