PhD position in Biomarkers of in vitro immune responses in legume allergy - AK1022

Do you want to contribute to the development of new tools for theprediction of allergenicity of novel foods and food proteins and enable theproduction of new and safe food for the future?If you have knowledge within the area of allergy, immunology, protein chemistryand/or experience working with in silico cell models and are looking for a PhDfellowship opportunity to put your skills into practice - you have it righthere.As part of the ALLPreT project, you will benefit from a highly dynamic, ambitiousand innovative research environment with many national and internationalcollaborators from both academia and industries.
29, rue Henri Koch, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4354, Luxembourg
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Project description.

The objectives of this PhD project (ESR 8) contribute to the overarching targets of ALLPreT by advancing the allergenicity prediction toolbox through the discovery of new immune biomarkers. Analysing the effect of allergenic/non-allergenic food proteins on the ex-vivo immune response, measured on human cells, will allow dissecting key aspects of acute responses in food allergy. 

Responsibilities & tasks.

For this PhD project, we seek a highly motivated biomedical scientist/immunologist or equivalent background to work on a translational and transdisciplinary project. Methods will be based on cutting-edge technologies such as multiplex analyses of the humoral response, immune cell analyses through flow and mass cytometry and big data handling using machine-learning tools.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, immunology or a related field
  • Preferably experience with cell culture, immunoassays or flow cytometry.
  • Independent, self-motivated person with strong team spirit and collaborative capacity
  • Critical mindset , curious and eager to learn
  • Good command of written and spoken English is mandatory as you will join international teams
  • According to the rules for MSCA doctoral networks, applicants should not have resided or worked in Luxembourg for more than 12 out of the last 36 months

What we offer
  • A position part of an innovative and international EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (project ALLPreT - No 101072377)
  • A 3-year contract. The goal is to complete the project with a PhD degree (Affiliation to the University of Luxembourg).
  • you will take part in all training, networking, and collaborative tasks offered by the ALLPreT project, which include developing technical and soft skills
  • You will also be trained in translational, immune and big data research, including transferrable skills within your scientific PhD project.
  • External stays, including two secondments are a mandatory part of your new PhD fellowship position. The secondments at the MADx company, Vienna (Austria) and at the Paris Lodron University, Salzburg (Austria) will allow the PhD candidate to learn more about commercial settings and further scientific methods.


Details about the project can be found on the ALLPreT website :

Information about the unit and the team can be found HERE


  • Contract type:        3-year fixed-term contract
  • Work hours:            Full time
  • Location:                 Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Start date:               From April 2023
  • Salary:                      In line with our collective labour agreement and the compensation package will comply with the MSCA-ITN programme regulations
  • Ref:                           VD/PHD1022/AK/ALL2


Applications including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae should be sent before 30 November 2022 through our website via the apply button below.
Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.
Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.