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Chief Executive Officer (MD or PhD) (H/F)

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDI - temps plein

The Laboratoire national de santé (LNS) is seeking its next inspirational and visionary Director, to lead and drive the National Laboratory Center in Dudelange, Luxembourg.

This role presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a strategy for multidisciplinary diagnostics and personalized medicine and its execution with the aim to improve the healthcare of the Luxembourg population.

The diagnostic scope covers cytology, morphological and molecular pathology including NGS sequencing to identify driver mutations, clinical genetics and genome sequencing for rare and oncological diseases, medical biology, microbiology including NGS sequencing of pathogens, forensic medicine and health protection.

The LNS has about 400 employees serving patients, doctors, hospitals, and researchers. The LNS is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health serving the population of Luxembourg. It is embedded in a modern research environment involving the University of Luxembourg and several biomedical research institutions.

Individuals with proven track record in clinical diagnostics and modern translational research in molecular pathology/oncology, human genetics and genome sciences, or microbiology with focus on pathogen identification and verification by NGS methods are encouraged to apply. The LNS is seeking an individual who combines excellent management skills with extensive experience in the execution of interdisciplinary and highly collaborative clinical diagnostic projects. The successful candidate should have at least ten (10) years of experience in leading a larger university department, a public institute or institution or a larger department in the diagnostic industry. The successful candidate is expected to provide strategic leadership of the LNS and integrate the LNS into the healthcare and research landscape in Luxembourg and Europe.

The LNS director will form and lead a team comprised of a COO, CFAO and several heads of additional admin functions. In this role she/he will support the four departments and two national centers so that they can deliver excellent results on time and in the necessary quality. The LNS director also forms a second team with the two heads of the national centers and the four department heads. In this second role she/he will make significant contributions towards shaping the diagnostic and scientific directions of the two national centers and four departments with the aim to further develop a modern diagnostic strategy for the LNS as a whole, and to position the LNS in Luxembourg and in Europe in a visible way.

It is expected that the successful candidate has excellent communication skills, is capable of identifying and analyzing quickly complex problems, and find and execute efficient solutions. In addition, she/he should be able to define and communicate new strategies with a strong focus on priorities and the execution of the solutions and strategies. The ability to develop effective working relationships is essential in all aspects.

The LNS director reports to the board of directors, which defines the general policy, organization and functioning of the laboratory in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and conventions.

Excellent knowledge and writing skills in English is a must. Being fluent (native speaker) in French or German is an additional requirement. Working knowledge of Luxembourgish would be appreciated.

The LNS is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork and respect for diversity. Consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, religion, disability status, national and ethnic origin, or social status.


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.