LNS - Laboratoire National de Santé
Dudelange, Luxembourg
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The Laboratoire National de Santé (Institut public au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) is recruiting an Experienced Laboratory Technician Indoor Microbiology (BAC +3) (m / f) Ref 48000 for the Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring (SUBI) (Department Health Protection) in a full time (40h / week), permanent position.

About the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) and the Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring :

The Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the ministry of Health in Luxembourg.

Organised 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 has its premises in 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 Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring’ has strong expertise in indoor pollution, occupational hygiene and human biomonitoring.

For indoor pollution, the Unit is in charge of the laboratory analyses for the national monitoring programs in Luxembourg, as authorized by the Ministry of Health.

These monitoring programs are carried out in patients’ houses, schools, and, in the near future, in day-care facilities.

The laboratory analyses include chemical and microbiological exposures. For the microbiological analyses, the Unit is now setting-up its own laboratory for indoor microbiology.

The first focus is on the laboratory analyses of moulds, and this in line with the international state-of-the art guidelines.


As a laboratory technician, you will :

  • Work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Technical Responsible, who has direct reporting line to the Unit Head
  • Receive, encode and process samples
  • Perform laboratory work related to the airborne microbial contaminants and / or microbial compounds analysis , including the quantification and identification of moulds and bacteria
  • Participate in the optimization of existing methods and in the development of new methods under the supervision of the Technical Responsible
  • Participate in the validation of the developed methods according to the quality system requirements
  • Participate in the daily maintenances and troubleshooting of the laboratory equipment
  • Take part in daily quality control activities (document management, procedure writing, calibration, metrology, etc.)
  • Be involved in the management of consumables stock and purchasing
  • This list of tasks should not be considered exhaustive. Missions may vary depending on the specific needs of the Unit.


  • Laboratory technician formation (BAC +3) giving access to the authorization to practice as a laborantin in Luxembourg,, with strong and proven experience in microbiology and molecular biology
  • Experience of more than 5 years in microbiology, preferentially in the field of indoor environments and air quality
  • Knowledge of GC-MS, LC-MS and other analytical techniques is considered an asset
  • Good knowledge of the standard ISO 17025 and preferentially working experience in an accredited laboratory (ISO 17025 or 15189)
  • Fluency in French or German (oral and written). Good working proficiency in English. Luxembourgish will be considered as an asset

  • Strong organizational skills and structured way of working
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Ability to act with rigor and thoroughness
  • Good communication skills
  • Sense of responsibility, organization and confidentiality

  • A highly competitive salary
  • A dynamic department in full expansion and developing new activities at request of its stakeholders
  • An international and multidisciplinary environment
  • Continuous training possibilities
  • If you meet the above profile requirements and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) by clicking on the application button below.

    Applications will be processed in order of arrival. The utmost confidentiality will be granted to each application.

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