About the LNS and the department of Microbiology
The “Laboratoire national de santé” (LNS) is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organized as a multidisciplinary institute, its six departments include services and units related to pathology, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, legal medicine and health protection. www.lns.lu
The purpose of the LNS is to deliver clinical expertise and develop analytical and scientific activity related to the treatment, diagnosis, prevention and monitoring of human diseases. Furthermore, the LNS fulfils a role as national control and reference laboratory.
The department plays the role of national reference laboratory for a number of microbial pathogens (foodborne, vaccine-preventable and emerging viral diseases), as well as antibiotic resistance. Both human and non-human molecular surveillance data from the LNS is sent to international institutions ECDC, EFSA and WHO for international monitoring purposes.
The LNS is a key player in Luxembourg’s national strategy to combat antimicrobial resistance: “Plan National Antibiotiques 2018-2022” (http://www.sante.public.lu/fr/actualites/2017/06/plan-national-antibiotiques/index.html). We operate in a multidisciplinary and international scientific environment, mainly including the University of Luxembourg and its Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB – http://wwwde.uni.lu/lcsb) as well as the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH – https://www.lih.lu), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and technology (LIST – www.list.lu).
Participation in research is actively encouraged and the candidate will be supported in developing as a leader in bioinformatics.
Microbiology at the LNS is subdivided into three services:
If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) to email@example.com quoting the reference 2018-Microbio-Info. The applications will be treated in order of arrival and with the highest degree of confidentiality.