Autopsy Assistant (M/F)

Published on 16/04/2024

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The Laboratoire national de santé (LNS) is currently seeking an Autopsy Assistant for the Department of Forensic Medicine on a full-time basis for a temporary one-year contract.


The « Laboratoire National de Santé » (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. As a multidisciplinary institute, the LNS consists of four scientific departments in the fields of medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection. In addition, the LNS is also hosting the National Center of Pathology and the National Center of Genetics. The LNS has its premises in Dudelange since 2013.

The mission of the LNS is to develop analytical and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases and to ensure the role of a national control or reference laboratory as well as to carry out forensic tasks. The institution also contributes to the development, harmonization and promotion of technical laboratory methods in close collaboration with local and international analytical laboratories. Within the scope of its responsibilities, the LNS is also leading research and teaching activities in collaboration with partners in Luxembourg and abroad.

With its modern infrastructure in line with the recent evolution of medical and analytical sciences, the LNS is an ambitious laboratory with innovative projects that increase its expertise in public health.


In this pivotal role as an Autopsy Assistant, you will play a crucial part in supporting our forensic pathologists to ensure the efficient management of cadavers and the smooth execution of autopsies. You will closely collaborate with the autopsy team and be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Independent management of cadaver intake and retrieval with precise registration of entries.
  • Active participation in the planning of autopsies and preparation of necessary documentation.
  • Preparing and assisting in forensic and medical autopsies, including assisting in autopsies with independent subsections.
  • Utilizing software for the proper management and secure storage of evidence.
  • Autonomous management and maintenance of materials required for autopsies, including the autopsy suite, with responsibilities for cleaning and disinfection of instruments, autopsy tables, autopsy room, and mortuary coolers.
  • Planning and conducting farewell ceremonies for the relatives.


  • Diplom as a Medical Section and Preparation Assistant or an equivalent qualification (diploma recognition in Luxembourg is required).
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in a similar field.
  • Solid knowledge of IT tools, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong team spirit and initiative.
  • High flexibility and willingness to participate in on-call duty.
  • Strong empathy and absolute discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • Excellent language skills in German and/or English; French is advantageous.


If you find this position appealing and meet the specified requirements, please submit your resume and ideally a cover letter highlighting your relevant experiences.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants in the position of Autopsy Assistant at LNS; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

At the final stages of the recruitment process, the successful candidate will be asked to provide supporting documentation such as, copies of diplomas and certificates of employment. An official criminal record (bulletin no.3) will also be required for consultation purpose.

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