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Medical-technical laboratory technician (m/f)

TYPE DE CONTRAT : CDI - temps plein

The Laboratoire national de santé (Luxembourg public institution) is recruiting a Medical-technical laboratory technician (m/f)  for a full time (40 h/week) role and a permanent contract at the National Center of Genetics in Hematooncogenetics

About LNS

The « Laboratoire national de santé » (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organised as a multidisciplinary institute and supported by a professional services team, the LNS includes four scientific departments in the fields of medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection, in addition to hosting the National Center of Pathology and the National Center of Genetics. The LNS has its premises in Dudelange, with state of the art, modern infrastructure in line with recent developments in medical sciences. Its objective is to develop scientific and analytical expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases. Its ultimate mission is to serve patients and citizens and offer excellence in health care.
The National Center of Genetics (NCG), at the Laboratoire National de Santé, is responsible for human genetic care in Luxembourg. One of the goals of the NCG is to build up genomic medicine and precision oncology, using a state of the art sequencing facility, and to provide high-level health care to the Luxembourgish population. The NCG is a major stakeholder of two national public health programs:  the Plan National Maladie Rare and the Plan National Cancer.

The Hematooncogenetics Unit focuses on the hematological malignancies. The broad spectrum of methods includes cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic (FISH, mircoarray), and molecular genetics including Next Generation Sequencing.

Job description :

Main activities:

  • Sterile work with primary cell cultures
  • Preparation of chromosome preparations from different tissues (blood, bone marrow)
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • Microscopic and computer-assisted evaluation of the preparations
  • Independent work with the established methods of molecular genetic diagnostics
  • Participation in the establishment of new molecular genetic diagnostic procedures
  • Participation in the on-call service (1-2 times a month on public holidays and Saturdays)
  • Sampling and documentation
  • Active support of quality management and the accreditation process, including the creation of SOPs
  • Management of the devices (maintenance, failures, etc.)

Job specific skills :

  • Laboratory technician bachelor’s degree. (e.g. BAC+3 with specialisation « technicien de laboratoire en biomédical / biotechnologie / génie génétique) » that provides entitlement to exercise the profession of « Laborantin » in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is required. For more details, see http://sante.public.lu/fr/professions/professions-santereglementee/laborantin/index.html
  • Experience in cancer cytogenetics or conventional cytogenetics is considered a clear advantage
  • Experience in quality management (ISO15189) is an advantage
  • Computer skills: Good knowledge of MS-Office, especially Excel; experience with Laboratory Information and Management Systems (LIMS) and bioinformatic tools is appreciate
  • Advanced English knowledge in spoken and written is required, as English is the working language, knowledge of German or French is an advantage

Key skills :

  • Pronounced interest in human genetics (constitutional and acquired) and in learning new analytical methods in this field
  • Prudent approach and responsible working practices
  • Ability to work in a team, resilience, flexibility, high commitment are a must

We offer :

  • A varied and challenging job
  • An intensive introduction to the methods of molecular genetics or hematological cytogenetics – an attractive remuneration taking into account your personal requirements
  • Individual development opportunities and regular opportunities for further education and training

 

If you meet the above profile requirements and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) by clicking on the application button below.

Applications will be processed in order of arrival. The utmost confidentiality will be granted to each application.