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Head of the Department of Health Protection (Laboratoires de protection de la santé)

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDI - temps plein

The “Laboratoire national de santé” is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organized as a multidisciplinary institute, its six scientific departments include services and units related to pathology, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, legal medicine and health protection.
The Department of Public Health (Laboratoires de protection de la santé) consists of a multidisciplinary team that has strong expertise in environmental health and food monitoring. This includes the detection of physical and/or microbiological components as well as inorganic and organic chemicals in the home or office environment and chemical, biochemical and microbiological testing of food samples and the assessment of their impact on health.

In order to meet these challenging demands, the LNS is now looking for a forward driving Head of Department (chef de département) to increase activity, develop laboratory capacity and dynamically involve this multidisciplinary team in international and national monitoring networks and research.

The future Head of the department will:

  • Develop a leading, fully integrated department maintaining close interaction with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders
  • Manage the day-to-day activity of an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and enhance service level provision
  • Coordinate analytical testing in the field of food and environmental control and expanding biomonitoring activity
  • Create new synergies and build key client relationships
  • Interact with the other LNS departments and stimulate collaborations in the field of public health and health protection
  • Liaise with the stakeholders and actively stimulate research in health and environmental research in Luxembourg

The candidate will have a record of accomplishment and proven experience in health protection with competence in a range of methodologies including GC/MS, LC/MS, ICP/MS as applied in biological and non-biological settings. Ideally, the candidate will also have a license to practice “autorisation d’exercer” in a discipline relevant to health protection in Luxembourg.

Successful candidates will be offered a highly competitive salary, depending on qualification and experience, plus an annual premium.

Luxembourg is an area of outstanding natural beauty and superb infrastructure and healthcare facilities. It offers a high quality of life and gives access to a large range of excellent schools.

For more job information, please contact:

Prof. Friedrich Mühlschlegel, FRCPath, FRSB, Director LNS
Mobile phone: (+352) 621 206 731

or :

Prof. Dr Philippe Hartemann, Chef du Département des Laboratoires de protection de la santé (ad interim)
Mobile phone : (+352) 621 831 079


Prof. Simone Niclou, Présidente du Conseil d’administration LNS
Office: (+352) 28 100 302

If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) to quoting the title of this position and the reference 2017-HPL-01. Your application will be treated confidentially.

The position at the LNS will be available immediately and as a full-time position.