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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (M/F)

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Type of contract: Full-time and determined duration contract (CDD)


The “Laboratoire national de santé” (public institution) s recruiting a full-time laboratory technician (m/f) on fixed-term contract until December 31, 2024 for the National Center of Genetics.

 

About the Laboratoire national de santé


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 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.

 

About NATIONAL CENTER OF GENETICS


The NCG at the LNS has approximately 45 employees and is subdivided into three services:


  • Clinical Genetics Service
  • Hemato-Oncogentics-Cytogenetics Service
  • Molecular Diagnostics Service


The Molecular Diagnostics Service of the National Center of Genetics carries out molecular genetic testing for inherited and acquired diseases. The service offers molecular genetic testing for different clinical applications including but not limited to haematology (e.g. disorders of haemoglobin and inherited thrombophilia), hereditary cancer syndromes, cystic fibrosis, developmental disorders, rare diseases, noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and molecular pathology of solid tumours. To that end, the service uses different molecular genetic methods such as PCR based assays, MLPA, aCGH, Next-Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics (including panel and whole genome sequencing).

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced and motivated Laboratory Technician to join our dynamic team in the Molecular Diagnostics Service to perform the following tasks:


  • Participation in sample reception, preanalytical and documentation processes
  • Participation in the routine analytical work of the service including performing DNA extraction, (Real-time)-PCR and Next-Generation Sequencing based assays
  • Participation in the establishment of new molecular genetic diagnostic procedures
  • Active support of quality management and the accreditation process, including the creation of SOPs
  • Management of the devices (maintenance, failures, etc.)


The above list is not exhaustive, and additional tasks may be added according to service’s needs.

 

YOUR PROFILE


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (BAC+3) as a laboratory technician ideally with a specialisation in biological sciences or genetics.
  • Authorization to practice as a “Laborantin” or “ATM de Laboratoire” in Luxembourg from the Ministry of Health (Mandatory).
  • Pronounced interest in human genetics (constitutional and acquired) and in learning new analytical methods in this field.
  • Mandatory experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • Hands on experience with NGS library preparation is an important asset.
  • 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 appreciated.
  • Prudent approach and responsible working practices.
  • Ability to work in a team, resilience, flexibility, high commitment are a must.
  • Working proficiency in English (written and spoken) is mandatory. Working knowledge of Luxemburgish, German or French is an advantage.

 

HOW TO APPLY?


If you are interested in the position and believe you fit the profile, please submit your application (CV and Cover letter) via our website. Your application will be treated confidentiality.

 

During the final stages of the recruitment process, the successful candidate will be required to provide supporting documents such as copies of diplomas and work certificates. An official criminal record excerpt (bulletin n° 3) will also be requested for consultation purposes.

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