Le Laboratoire national de santé (Luxembourg public institution) is recruiting a Responsible for Translational Programs in Environmental Health/Medicine (PhD degree) Ref°260 within the Unit Medical Expertise and Data Intelligence (Department Health Protection) in a full-time position with a permanent contract starting at the earliest convenience.
About the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) and the Department Health Protection
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 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.
The Department Health Protection supports public health and health care for problems caused or aggravated by the environment, including indoor pollution, the working context, consumer products, food and food contact materials. We fulfill this mission through servicing, expert advice and applied research. The Department historically consisted of two units that are in charge of the laboratory analyses in environmental and occupational health (Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring, Unit head Dr Radu Duca) and in human food (Unit Food Monitoring, Unit head Dr Justine Pincemaille). The Department started setting up a third Unit, Medical Expertise and Data Intelligence, in March 2021. This Unit hosts the medical, epidemiological and toxicological expertise in the domains of environmental and occupational health/medicine with an expanding team of eight members. The Unit supports the new National Service of Environmental Medicine, launched 17 November 2022 at the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM). It also sets-up and carries out the epidemiological surveys in environmental and occupational health for Luxembourg. Furthermore, the Unit is an active partner in the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC), a 7-year science-policy Research & Innovation programme launched in May 2022 and co-funded by the European Union.
As Responsible for Translational Programs in Environmental Health/Medicine, you report directly to the Unit head Medical Expertise and Data Intelligence. You will:
This list of tasks should not be considered exhaustive. Missions may vary depending on the specific needs of the Unit or the Department.
If you are ready to make a real difference in healthcare, please submit your application by sending us your resume and ideally a cover letter outlining your relevant experience.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the Responsible for Translational Programs position at the LNS. However, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.