Postdoc (research Associate) position in the filed of clinical and translational medicine informatics

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Luxembourg Belvaux


The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is a highly dynamic working environment. The LCSB is leading the Luxembourgish representation in the European bioinformatics infrastructure ELIXIR. This Luxembourgish ELXIR Node hosted in the LCSB is dedicated to translational medicine data management.
To support a newly funded Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) FAIRplus project focusing on developing the guidelines and tools needed to make IMI and EFPIA clinical and translational data FAIR, we are looking for a

Research Associate (postdoc) in the field of clinical and translational medicine informatics (f/m)

Fixed-term contract for 3 years, extension possible
Full-time (40h/week)
Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)


Your Role:

- Involve in the development of transparent criteria for the selection of data sources within completed and ongoing IMI projects for FAIRification – the process to improve the level of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability of data.
- Identify, recommend and implement existing metadata standards for different data types (e.g. pre-clinical/clinical: phenotype, imaging, genomic, and other molecular data).
- Implementation and reporting of FAIR Metrics for IMI FAIRfication.
- FAIR transformation of datasets.
- Maintenance, further development of ELIXIR-Luxembourg IMI data catalogue ( and collection of study metadata into it.
- Dissemination of IMI catalogue that lists all FAIRified databases handled by the consortium
- Clinical and omics data curation and harmonization.
- Work closely with other team members on the design and implementation of FAIRification process.

For further information, please contact:

Your Profile

A PhD in computer science, computational biology or bioinformatics, with an interest in biomedical informatics and translational medicin
Good knowledge of FAIR – ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable’ data principles
Proven work experience with clinical and translational medicine data curation, harmonisation and standardisation
Knowledge of standards, controlled terminologies and ontologies
Computer programming (Java or Perl or Python), web development (HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript) skills and knowledge of RDBMS (MySQL or PostgreSQL) are a requirement.
Knowledge of clinical and translational landscape, especially I2B2 (, tranSMART (, Electronic Data Capturing (EDC) systems like REDCap ( and/or OpenClinica ( is advantageous, but not compulsory.
Proven experience of collaborative research, research management and project management.
Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills are required.
Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment
Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external partners.
We offer

A fully funded position with highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience.
Participate in the building of state-of-the-art translational medicine platform to enable precision medicine.
An opportunity to join the fast-growing Bioinformatics Core Facility group and ELIXIR Luxembourg, both headed by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider at LCSB.
An exciting international environment.
Work place is Campus Belval, University of Luxembourg

Further Information

The university is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications will be handled in the strict confidence.
Applications (in English) should be sent online and be addressed to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider, Head of the Bioinformatics Core Facility and Head of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node
and should contain the following documents:

A detailed curriculum vitae
Cover letter mentioning the reference number
List of publications/software project
Description of past experience and future interests
Name and addresses of three referees
All applications will be handled in the strict confidence.
Please apply online until 31st May 2019 via the following link

Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please apply online until 31st May 2019 refer below URL for more details


Dr. Venkata Satagopam