Post-Doctoral Researcher with focus on Scientific Project Management (M/F)
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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD), coordinated by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg , is a flagship programme funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and executed by the leading biomedical research institutions and hospitals in Luxembourg in collaboration with national and international partners and initiatives in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

Launched in 2015, the programme swiftly gained international visibility and impact and commences now into its second funding phase.

NCER-PD is an interdisciplinary effort, combining clinical, experimental and computational research in order to develop the foundation for future predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine in Parkinson’s disease.

At the LCSB we are passionate about what we do. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values, and commitment for future medicine.

The successful candidate will be proactive, reliable, diplomatic, and a team player. The ability to work in a fast-paced international academic environment with strong attention to detail is essential.

To support the Coordinator of the NCER-PD programme, we are recruiting a

Post-Doctoral Researcher with focus on Scientific Project Management (M / F)

  • Ref. : P4-140016
  • Fixed-term contract for a period of 48 months, renewable
  • Full-time 40h / week,
  • Start date : 1st of April 2019
  • Your tasks

  • Conduct research activities, in support of clinical / biomedical research for precision medicine in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Support the Coordinator and the Principal Investigators in the scientific development and execution of the research programme.
  • Follow up on the scientific activities and communication with the scientific community.
  • Ensure the development of scientific extensions to the research programme, including international collaborations.
  • Organize project events, such as scientific symposia and annual programme meetings, project committee and scientific advisory board meetings.
  • Take care of scientific monitoring and scientific reporting to the scientific advisory board and the national funding agency.
  • Engage in outreach activities to raise public awareness and support fundraising to gain further financial support by public and private funders.
  • Serve as contact person of the research programme.
  • Network with researchers and stakeholders to conduct fundamental and clinical research.
  • Perform other tasks within the framework of this position.
  • For further enquiries, please contact Dr Lars Geffers (lars.geffers

    Your profile

  • PhD degree in the natural / life sciences, or human medicine and practical experience in healthcare / science management, especially project management.
  • Highly organized and a good coordinator, motivated and flexible.
  • Reliable, efficient, and proactive in your work.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, solid stakeholder management and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and effectively organize, prioritize, and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English. Additional good knowledge of German, French, and Luxembourgish are considered an asset.
  • High level competency in MS Office
  • As a self-starter, working with minimum supervision, you will take ownership of your tasks and strive to provide a high level of service.

    We offer

  • Opportunity to participate in a big clinical research project that will eventually lead to the development of new concepts for the understanding and modulation of Parkinson’s disease.
  • An enthusiastic interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, clinical researchers, and fundamental scientists.
  • An exciting international research environment.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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