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Clinical Microbiologist (m/f)

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDI - temps plein

Job reference: 2018-Microbio-med


In order to meet demand, the LNS is now seeking a forward driving Clinical Microbiologist for the service of Bacteriology, Mycology, Antibiotic Resistance monitoring and Infection Prevention and Control. The candidate will provide clinical leadership in microbiology, enhance liaison with the hospitals and promote antibiotic stewardship in Luxembourg. The candidate will further develop laboratory capacity and, within the context of a multidisciplinary team, participate in international and national monitoring networks and research. The position will be available immediately in the LNS as a full-time position.

About the LNS

The “Laboratoire national de santé” (LNS) is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. It is organized as a multidisciplinary institute which, along with an administrative department, includes six scientific departments related to the fields of morphological and molecular pathology, genetics, medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection (

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 or reference laboratory.

The department of microbiology at the LNS is progressive, dynamic and innovative, housed in purpose built, state of the art facilities of the highest standards. The department offers a very large range of technical equipment, including a Maldi-Tof, a SIRSCAN, a complete molecular biology platform including NGS facilities and a dedicated BSL level three laboratory. It is a key player in Luxembourg’s national strategy to combat antimicrobial resistance: “Plan National Antibiotiques 2018-2022”. (

The LNS operates in a multidisciplinary and international scientific environment, mainly including the University of Luxembourg and its Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB – as well as the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH – Participation in research is actively encouraged and the candidate will be supported in developing as a clinical leader.

The department of microbiology at the LNS is subdivided into three services

  • Bacteriology, Mycology, Antibiotic Resistance monitoring, and Infection Prevention and Control
  • Virology and Serology
  • Microbial Genomics and Epidemiology

About the new position

Main activities

  • Contribute to the day-to-day activity of an ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, currently expanding its scope into mycology, mycobacteriology and microbial genomics
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the “Plan National Antibiotiques” as well as in the development of clinical liaison with the main hospitals in Luxembourg and thus create new synergies and build key client relationships
  • Participate in the LNS surveillance responsibilities at European level
  • Interact with the other departments of the LNS and stimulate collaborations in the wider field of infectious diseases
  • Liaise with the stakeholders in health research in Luxembourg and actively participate in research were applicable

Desired profile

We offer

  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary, depending on qualification and experience, plus an annual premium
  • Luxembourg is an area of outstanding natural beauty, a superb infrastructure and healthcare facilities. It offers a high quality of life and gives access to a large range of excellent schools

For more information on the position, please contact:

Prof. Friedrich Mühlschlegel, FRCPath, FRSB, Facharzt für Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiologie / Médecin-spécialiste en microbiologie-bactériologie, Director LNS

Mobile phone : 00352 621 206 731; e-mail:

or :

Dr. Monique Perrin, Médecin biologiste spécialisé en microbiologie, Head Department of Microbiology

Phone : 00352 28 100 499; e-mail:


If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) to with the reference 2018-Microbio-med. Applications will be acted upon in order of arrival and dealt with complete confidentiality.


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