University of Luxembourg

Lab technician in Neuroimmunology

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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 thedevelopment of animal models (zebrafish and mouse) to better understand the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

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


The Neuroimmunology group, 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 assist with in vivo animal experimentation using rodent and Zebrafish models of neurodegenerative disease. In vivo imaging techniques as well as tests assessing motor, learning and memory functions will be important readouts.
  • You will support the group’s daily lab operations, including ordering lab supplies, sample organization and documentation.
  • Experimentally, you will assess animal behavior and in particular learning and memory function using sophisticated new video-based and classical learning and memory paradigms.
  • Additionally, you will assess the in vivo imaging of intracerebral cell activity and behavior using several imaging techniques including but not restricted to 3-photon laser scanning microscopy. Protein expression analysis by immunhistochemistry, ELISA or immunoblot detection are further tasks. Additional tasks include, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, genotyping, protein and RNA extraction methods as well as related detection methods (FACS, ELISA, Western blot, qPCR).

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

  • Solid knowledge on animal behavior assessment, experience in behavioral testing and a holding a Felasa degree is an asset.
  • Live cell imaging skills, microscopy.
  • Troubleshooting of technical problems in sample preparation and extraction workflows.
  • Experience with standard techniques of molecular biology (Immunhistochemistry, 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, in molecular biology techniques, microscopy and preferably with zebrafish and/or mouse models and behavioral assessment
  • 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
  • Attention to detail, especially accurate data entry and sample handling
  • Communication in English is essential, both written and spoken

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research support technician
  • Job Reference: UOL04662

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

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Lab technician in Neuroimmunology
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