4 Med.Doctor-Ph.D student position in System, Neuro & Cancer Immunology

Luxembourg (LU)
according to the internal grid
August 10 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

i2TRON is a highly innovative PhD training program on “integrating immune strategies for Translational Research in Oncology and Neurology” and is supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) within their PRIDE program. We will develop the next generation of translational scientists as boundary crossers, domain experts and skilled communicators. Inflammation is a common hallmark shared across different non-communicable diseases (NCD).

i2TRON aims to advance our mechanistic insight into failures of the immune system across diverse disease areas including cancer, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity and allergy. Such insights will lead to discoveries of new biomarkers and therapeutic targets of NCDs, and facilitate translation into novel treatment strategies to advance research innovations, and to turn new mechanistic insight into diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to improve patient care.

What we offer:

4 positions are available for Medical Doctors in an MD-PhD program that can be filled either full time for 4 years or part-time over max. 6.5 years to allow for a parallel specialty training

Earliest start date will be January 1st, 2021 (for part-time positions) after a comprehensive and competitive selection process starting in September 2020. The program includes individualized transferable skills training, career development programs, opportunities for international conference visits, internships in partner institutions regular scientific lectures by leading international speakers and annual PhD retreats.


MD-PhD candidates will conduct their research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment at either LIH, the UL, the CHL or the LNS. All PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Luxembourg.

The program will allow the candidates to obtain a PhD degree in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine or Health Sciences with a focus on:


> Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine


> Immuno-Oncology


> Allergy Immunotherapy


> Anaphylaxis


> Neurodegeneration


> Microbiome/Metabolism


> Patient-based Disease Modelling


Please visit the i2TRON website for details about eligibility and the available projects: https://www.lih.lu/page/i2tron-medical-trainee-doctors-info



We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding an MD degree in Medicine interested in becoming a translational scientist at the interface between fundamental and clinical research.


Advanced English knowledge in spoken and written is required, as English is the working language.


To conduct clinical activities or training in Luxembourg, fluent spoken and written French and/or German is a prerequisite, willingness to generally improve fluency in languages is greatly appreciated.


Applications including a cover letter stating up to 3 project preferences (see project description on the website), a full curriculum vitae with at least 2 references and the relevant diplomas showing marks should be submitted by 15 September 2020 through the following website:  www.lih.lu/jobs. Ref:VD/I2TRON0720/RK/TTM

Only complete applications (as outlined above) in English submitted via this portal will be considered.