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Onco-geneticist (M/F/X) Ref°615

Type of contract: Full-time and undetermined duration contract (CDI)

The Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) is recruiting a medical geneticist specialized in clinical oncogenetics for a full-time position (40 h/week), on a permanent contract, to complete its clinical genetics team at the Centre National de Génétique.


The LNS is a major player in Luxembourg’s healthcare sector, serving the country’s patients, doctors and hospitals. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the LNS is a multidisciplinary public institution organized around six medical departments, two of which are designated as national diagnostic centers for human genetics and pathology respectively.

The LNS employs around 400 highly qualified staff with diverse backgrounds. The main purpose of the LNS is to develop analytical activities and scientific expertise relating to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases; to act as a national control or reference laboratory; and to carry out forensic missions. The LNS also collaborates with the University of Luxembourg and other biomedical research institutions, both nationally and internationally, on research and teaching activities.

In particular, in the field of diagnostics, the LNS covers the following fields of application: medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine, environmental medicine, morphological and molecular pathology, and clinical genetics, as well as sequencing for rare diseases, oncology and pathogens.


The NCG at LNS employs over 50 people and is divided into three departments: 1) Clinical Genetics Department, 2) Hemato-Oncogenetics-Cytogenetics Department, 3) Molecular Genetics Department. It is the country’s national referral center for all diagnostic activities in clinical genetics, molecular genetics and cytogenetics.

The Clinical Genetics Department employs 4 full-time geneticists, four part-time physicians, a physician in the process of specialization, a genetic counselor and a nurse, providing expertise in all areas of human genetics (rare diseases, oncogenetics), prenatal, pediatric and adult. The clinical genetics department works in close collaboration with other NCG departments, in particular with privileged access to the national pathology center, as well as with other healthcare players in Luxembourg, notably the various departments of the Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg, the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, … The NCG’s clinical constitutional oncogenetics activity includes all areas of adult and pediatric oncogenetics and all hereditary predispositions to breast and ovarian cancer, digestive cancers, kidney cancer, prostate cancer and endocrine tumors.



The oncogenetics activity needs to be strengthened by the recruitment of a full-time clinical oncogeneticist, in order to meet the following objectives in particular :

– Provide general oncogenetic consultations ;

– Participate in multidisciplinary consultation meetings with those involved in oncogenetic patient management ;

– Participate in the supervision of oncogenetic consultants and doctors undergoing specialization ;

– Monitor the literature on oncogenetics and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and patient management recommendations ;

– Participate in oncogenetics working groups within national public health programs and working groups (e.g. National Program for Rare Diseases, National Cancer Plan).




– Doctor in medicine with a specialty title in Human Genetics ;

– Eligible to obtain a license to practice as a physician in Luxembourg (Compulsory) ( ;

– At least two years’ experience in clinical oncogenetics ;

– Ability to work as part of a team ;

– Proficiency in one of the national languages (Luxembourgish, German, French) is mandatory. Excellent written and spoken English skills (minimum B2) are essential.


If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please submit your application (CV and Cover letter) via our website. Your application will be treated confidentiality.

At the final stages of the recruitment process, the successful candidate will be asked to provide supporting documentation such as, copies of diplomas and certificates of employment. An official criminal record (bulletin no.3) will also be required for consultation purpose.