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Medical Doctor (h/f) Ref°642

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDD - temps plein

Laboratoire national de santé

is recruiting a

 Medical Doctor

Fixed-term contract for 2 years- Ref°642

(for human health specialized in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections)

(EU-JAMRAI 2-Department of Microbiology)


The Laboratoire national de santé is currently seeking a Medical Doctor in the role of an expert in antimicrobial stewardship who will be involved in the EU project JAMRAI-2 for two years within the microbiology department.


The « Laboratoire national de santé » (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. As a multidisciplinary institute, the LNS consists of four scientific departments in the fields of Medical Biology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine and Health Protection. In addition, the LNS is also hosting the National Center of Pathology and the National Center of Genetics. The LNS has more than 400 employees from more than 20 countries and has its premises in Dudelange since 2013.

The mission of the LNS is to develop analytical and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases and to ensure the role of a national control or reference laboratory as well as to carry out forensic tasks. The institution also contributes to the development, harmonization and promotion of technical laboratory methods in close collaboration with local and international analytical laboratories. Within the scope of its responsibilities, the LNS is also leading research and teaching activities in collaboration with partners in Luxembourg and abroad.

With its modern infrastructure in line with the recent evolution of medical and analytical sciences, the LNS is an ambitious laboratory with innovative projects that increase its expertise in public health.

In the Department of Microbiology in particular, European and national projects are linked translationally with diagnostics, monitoring and the role as a national reference laboratory.


The Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI 2) is the continuation of the successful first phase of an EU-wide project in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and focuses on a One Health approach to combat antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, one of the greatest health threats of our time. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. EU-JAMRAI 2 brings together all EU Member States (MS) as well as Associated Countries (AC) to work in areas such as infection prevention and control (IPC), surveillance and monitoring, comprehensive antibiotic stewardship (AMS), awareness raising and innovation. In line with the One Health approach needed to combat antimicrobial resistance, the initiative also includes action in the areas of animal health and the environment.

It contributes to several EU4Health policy priorities against AMR:

  • Strengthening coordination and responsiveness of health systems
  • Ensuring access to critical medicinal products and medical devices
  • Protecting citizens
  • Involving ministries, agencies, and institutions in charge of animal health and environmental issues
  • Uptaking the EU-JAMRAI 2 outcomes in the respective Luxembourgish National Action Plan (NAP)
  • Implementing concrete actions and capacity building through support programs including pilots, mentorship/observership, on-site visits and training
  • Making use of behavioural science, with activities to identify and lift barriers impeding the implementation of AMS/IPC measures.

You will play a crucial role in EU-JAMRAI 2 as part of work package (WP) 6.1 (Antimicrobial Stewardship in Human Health) and work closely with the Scientific Officer and the Head of the Department as well as with the project team and the consortium.

More details about the project:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contribution to set up and implement a support program to help MS/AC in the development and update of their NAP and focus on Luxembourg
  • Support the development and implementation of core elements and core competencies for AMS and IPC in various local settings, including primary care, hospital and long-term care facilities
  • Participation in project meetings, project networks and reaching out to national/international stakeholders
  • Contribute to expert networks and exchanges for implementation of national action plans in AMR and AMS
  • Support to our liaison officer for the EU-JAMRAI 2 project, the LNS team and the national initiatives on AMR


Qualifications & Skills:

  • MD in infectious diseases and/or clinical microbiology with focus on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in human health
  • Higher qualification in Antimicrobial Stewardship, infection prevention and control, or One Health
  • Proactive and diligent task management abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills acting as a strong team player
  • Excellent command of English and good communication skills in French or German is an asset.


How to Apply:

If you are ready to contribute your expertise to this promising Europe-wide project, please submit your application by sending us your resume and your cover letter outlining your relevant experience.

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.