The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. It`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.
The National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) is an interdisciplinary program combining clinical, experimental, and computational approaches to Parkinson’s disease research. NCER-PD is flagship programme funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) set up in Luxembourg in 2015. It aims at improving the diagnosis and stratification of Parkinson’s disease to allow earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment, and personalised medicine.
The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg are among the partners of NCER-PD with the other leading biomedical research institutions in Luxembourg in collaboration with national and international partners and initiatives in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.
The CHL, together with the LCSB, is seeking to appoint a Physician-Scientist (Research & Development specialist position) for specialisation training in Neurology to join the multi-disciplinary study team.
- Clinical care within inpatient and outpatient care at the Neurology Department of the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
- Recruitment of patients for the cohort study of the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD)
- Setup and optimisation of workflows for patient recruitment
- Active participation in clinical studies for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
- Execution of scientific projects with national and international collaboration partners on research projects
- Perform clinical testing and neurological examinations
- Apply tests for assessing functions in different neurological disorders
- Teach students on clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative disorders
- Present at public events for information of lay public or medical professionals (www.parkinsonnet.lu)
- Present research results on national and international scientific meetings
- Write and contribute to scientific publications and research grant applications
- Medical degree and interest in specialisation training in Neurology
- Interest in clinical research on neurodegeneration
- Independent, highly motivated and committed
- Excellent organisational skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively within multidisciplinary and international teams
- Fluent spoken and written French and/or German, proficiency in English, and willingness to generally improve fluency in languages
- Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, etc.)
- An enthusiastic interdisciplinary team of fundamental scientists and clinical researchers in the area of Parkinson’s disease/Neurodegeneration
- Excellent training opportunities in clinical neurology and neuroscience with established curricula and exchange programs with international partners (e.g., University of Oxford, UK; University of Tübingen, GER)
- Opportunity to participate in an extensive clinical research project for the development of new concepts for the understanding and modulation of Parkinson’s disease as a model for common neurodegenerative disorders
- An exciting international and multicultural research environment
- Fixed-term contract for 24 months (renewable)
- 6-month rotations between clinic and research
- Full-time 40h/week
- Employee status and contract 50% at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and 50% at the University of Luxembourg
- Specialist medical training in Neurology at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (Médecin en voie de spécialisation)
- Unique research opportunities to establish your research career in clinical and fundamental neuroscience at the LCSB and Parkinson’s Research Clinic
- Start date: December 2020
- Reference : RCREQ0004662
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
- A detailed curriculum vitae
- Cover letter mentioning the reference number
- Name and addresses of three referees
Please apply until October 31, 2020. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
Here’s what awaits you at the University
- Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
- A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
- A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Clarissa Gomes (email@example.com), project manager of NCER-PD.