R&D focusing on supporting the application and development of biomolecular extraction techniques for meta-omics high-throughput experiments

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The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine – in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegenerative processes and are especially interested in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and their contributing factors.

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines: computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together we contribute to science and society.

DESCRIPTION:

The Systems Ecology group at the LCSB has an immediate opening for a motivated and talented research & development specialist technician (entry- to advanced-level position) to assist with the extraction of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites) from environmental and/or host-borne samples in the context Systems Ecology studies of mixed microbial communities.

Mixed microbial communities, also referred to as microbiomes, play key roles in natural and/or biotechnological processes. However, the study of these communities is extremely challenging due to their complexity and diversity, and the small size and large number of constituent microorganisms. Hence, the Systems Ecology group at the LCSB has developed protocols for sample collection, storage, and processing to enable the in situ study of microbiomes on the compositional, functional, and activity level. The group routinely applies metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, metaproteomic, and meta-metabolomic high-throughput molecular approaches on DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites, respectively, extracted from microbiomes samples. Automatization of the sample extraction is enabled through a robotic platform, thereby allowing for repeated and controlled sample processing.



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