Project Manager (m/f) Abgelaufen

Veröffentlicht am 16/11/2021

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LNS - Laboratoire National de Santé



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

The Laboratoire national de santé is recruiting a Project Manager at a full time position (40h/week) with a one year fixed term contract for the department of Microbiology.


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. LNS is organized 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 is based at 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 department of Microbiology offers reference laboratory activities in partnership with various other public and private laboratories in the country. The department is nominated as National Reference Laboratory for Acute Respiratory Infections. At the same time, it works closely together with the Ministry of Health and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) on epidemiological matters, as well as the National Service for Infectious Diseases as far as diagnostics is concerned.


The project manager is responsible for planning and overseeing projects within our department, from the initial conception through to completion. The mission is to coordinate within the department and with external partners to deliver projects on time within budget. The project manager also act as a point of liaison between the project team and senior management.

The appointee will provide scientific and academic expertise, support the expanding portfolios of the Department of Microbiology including research grants and EU grants. Another key part of this mission constitutes anticipate risks which may impact successful delivery of projects and mitigate them.


The candidate has to have

  • A PhD qualification in Biology or other health-related field : epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, microbiology, statistics.
  • At least 5 to 10 years postdoctoral experience in Biology-related specialty.
  • Proven track record of coordinating program grant applications.
  • Rigor, motivation, scientific creativity and originality, writing skills, conciseness, sense of priority and ability to work with others.
  • Exceptional scientific integrity.
  • Strong and proactive monitoring of the assigned tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Languages skills: excellent command of English and French, additional knowledge of German would be considered a strong asset.


  • Assist Department Head and initiate grant applications that comply with the mission of the LNS.
  • Coordinate with the department scientific officer and contribute to the scientific strategy of the various research departments, take part in the strategic planning of research units , participating and supporting the administration.
  • Partner closely with business and strategy partners to analyse new projects and assess readiness for governance decisions.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the strategic direction and intellectual developments of the department of Microbiology projects and research portfolio, and its impact on other national and international research areas.
  • Ensure the follow-up of portfolio and project budget in liaison with finance and direction.
  • Provide key support and initiative to the departments in multi-site grants applications and multi-center applications to the EU commission, as is relevant to the mission of the department of Microbiology.
  • Provide comprehensive data analysis, creation of project documentation, and coordination of teams.
  • Contribute to the LNS large scientific project and scientific research branding as defined in the mission: presentation to potential partners and liaising and interacting with members of other research institutions.

The above list is not exhaustive and further tasks could be added according to the needs of the department.

If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees).   Your application will be treated confidentiality.

The post will be closed once the suitable candidate is identified.

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L-3555 Dudelange

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