LNS - Laboratoire National de Santé
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Laboratoire national de santé (Luxembourg public institution) is recruiting a :

Secretary (m / f)

For the Department Health Protection in a 50% Part time position (20h / week) with a permanent contract starting at the earliest convenience.

About the Laboratoire national de santé (LNS) and the Department Health Protection

The LNS is a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. The LNS ensures the role of a national control or reference laboratory and develops analytical and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases.

As such, the LNS contributes to the development, harmonization and promotion of laboratory methods in collaborative projects with other laboratories and develops research and teaching activities in association with partners in Luxembourg and abroad.

The LNS is a multidisciplinary institute organized in six scientific departments, i.e. 1) morphological and molecular pathology, 2) genetics, 3) medical biology, 4) microbiology, 5) forensic medicine and 6) health protection, as well as one administrative department.

The LNS houses in a new modern building equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure in line with the recent requirements in medical and analytical science.

The Department Health Protection consists of two Units :

The Unit Surveillance Alimentaire (ALI)’ is in charge of a major part of the food control in Luxembourg and hosts 12 National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) in food control.

The multidisciplinary team has strong expertise in organic chemistry, molecular biology and food microbiology. The Unit Surveillance Alimentaire’ is ISO 17 025 accredited.

The Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring (SUBI)’ has strong expertise in indoor pollution, migration analyses, and biological and occupational surveillance.

The laboratory is working towards the new version of ISO 17 025 accreditation for the environmental, occupational and human biomonitoring activities and an expansion of the supplementary accreditation ISO 15 189 for the human biomonitoring activities.

The Department Health Protection is now looking for secretary to support the quickly expanding team and the Department and Unit head.


You are responsible for (non-exhaustive) :

  • Encoding financial orders and following-up on orders according to the requirements of LNS Central Financing;
  • Implementing the guidelines of LNS Central Financing;
  • Administrative support of the Department head and Unit heads;
  • Organization of displacements and travels;
  • For the Unit Environmental Hygiene and Human Biological Monitoring’ (SUBI), you are also in charge of :

  • Encoding samples (environmental, human and work place samples) in the GLIMS system;
  • Encoding data from questionnaires and interviews in the appropriate database / statistical software;
  • Management of the stock of the laboratory material;
  • Management of the inventory of the infrastructure and instruments;
  • Managing the general email and phone;
  • Organizing and managing the appointments.
  • Technical

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft editorial tools (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others);
  • Editorial proficiency and good communication skills (oral and written);
  • A perfect fluency in Luxembourgish, German and French (oral and written);
  • Knowledge of sample encoding in sample management tools (e.g. GLIMS); Previous experience with databases management as well as basic financial management;
  • Working proficiency in English.
  • Generic skills

  • Strong organizational skills and structured way of working;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Excellent team working skills and team spirit.

  • 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
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