PhD Student position in Systems, Neuro & Cancer Immunology

Luxembourg (LU)
37838 € per year
May 05 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

I2TRON is a highly innovative PhD training program with 20 positions 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:

5 PhD STUDENT positions are available with up to 4-year fixed-term contracts, full-time.

Earliest start date will be July 15th, 2021 after a comprehensive and competitive selection process starting in June 2021. 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.

PhD candidates will conduct their research projects in a highly interdisciplinary environment at either LIH or UL. 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 Science.

The 5 projects are distributed across 3 subject areas:

  • Work package 1: Chronic Inflammation (project 1.1)
  • Work package 2: Immuno-Oncology (project 2.3, 2.4,2.6)
  • Work package 3: Neuro-immunology (project 3.4)

Please visit the i2TRON website for details on the available 5 projects and eligibility:

We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in a field related to the topics of the PhD program 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.

Applications including following mandatory documents:

cover letter stating up to 3 project preferences (see project description above),  a full curriculum vitae with at least 2 references (contact details only) and  the relevant diplomas showing marks (MSc, MD or equivalent)

should be submitted by 13 June 2021 through the following website: