Head of the Genetics Department in Luxembourg

Dudelange (LU)
15 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Laboratoire national de santé
(Établissement public)

Head of the Genetics Department in Luxembourg

The “Laboratoire national de santé” (LNS) is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. Organized as a multidisciplinary institute, its six departments include services and units related to pathology, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, legal medicine and health protection (www.lns.lu).

The Genetics Department will provide all aspects of medical genetics in Luxembourg, including genetic counseling, genetic testing and genetic analyses of tumors. The current genetics service platform at the LNS will merge into the future “Centre National de Génétique Humaine” (CNGH).

In order to achieve this ambitious goal a generous budget has been allocated to launch a substantial recruitment program, strongly invest into laboratory infrastructure and supply the future CNGH with running costs. This will allow the creation of a multidisciplinary team for genetic counseling and considerable development of laboratory capacities.  

The Head of the CNGH will:

  • create a leading, integrative human genetic center, based on a close interaction between genetic counseling and laboratory activities.
  • offer the population state-of-the-art genetic testing, in the prenatal, constitutive and cancer fields.
  • develop the CNGH strategic plan.
  • stimulate research on genetic diseases in the country and embedded the CNGH in Luxembourg’s multidisciplinary and international scientific environment mainly including the Luxembourg Institute of Health and University of Luxembourg.
  • interact with the other departments of the LNS, in order to stimulate collaborations in the field of genetics and molecular pathology.
  • interact with the Luxembourgish authorities to advise  the ethical and financial aspects of medical genetics.

The candidate will have a strong experience in medical genetics and team management. He/she will be a Medical Doctor with a recognition in Human Genetics. 

Successful candidates will be offered a highly competitive salary, depending on qualification and experience, plus an annual premium.

Luxembourg is an area of outstanding natural beauty and superb infrastructure and healthcare facilities. It offers a high quality of life and gives access to a large range of excellent schools.

For more job information, please contact Prof. Vincent Bours, chef de département génétique ad interim, email: vincent.bours@lns.etat.lu
or :
Prof. Friedrich Mühlschlegel, FRCPath, FRSB, Director LNS Mobile phone : 00352 621 206 731, email: friedrich.muehlschlegel@lns.etat.lu
or :
Prof. Simone Niclou, Présidente du Conseil d'administration LNS
Office : 00352 28100 302, email: simone.niclou@lns.etat.lu

If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees)by clicking on the apply button quoting the title of this position “Head of the Genetics Department in Luxembourg”. Your application will be treated confidentiality.

The position will be available in the LNS from the end of 2017 as a full-time position.