Department Coordinator (m/f) Expired

Published on 07/06/2022

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Type of contract: Full-time and undetermined duration contract (CDI)

The Laboratoire national de santé (Luxembourg public institution) is looking for a  Department coordinator (m/f) Ref°315 for the department of Microbiology in a full time position (40h/week) with a permanent contract.

About the Laboratoire national de santé

The “Laboratoire national de santé” (LNS) is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg. LNS is organized 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 is based at Dudelange, with state of the art, modern infrastructure in line with recent developments in medical sciences.

The department of microbiology offers reference laboratory activities in partnership with various other public and private laboratories in the country. The department is nominated as National Reference Laboratory for Acute Respiratory Infections. At the same time, it works closely together with the Ministry of Health and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).


The department coordinator is responsible for supporting the onfgoing projects within our department, from the initial conception through to completion. The mission is to coordinate with the head of department to deliver projects on time within budget. The department coordinator also act as a point of liaison between the department and different supportive services. The appointee will provide support the expanding project portfolio of the Department of Microbiology and the introduction of performance indicators and risk managment. Another key part of this mission constitutes ensuring the process management of various project either at technical or data level.


  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in project coordination.
  • Excperience in operational support and portfolio managment.
  • Training in data protection and experience in setting data management plan.
  • Experience in communication including website/social media outlets and organization of events.
  • Strong and proactive monitoring of the assigned tasks.
  • Experience in change management and strategic planning.
  • Rigor, motivation, creativity and originality, project proposal writing skills, conciseness, sense of priority and Excellent interpersonal skills..
  • Languages skills: excellent command of English and French, additional knowledge of German would be considered a strong asset.


  • Assist Department Head and initiate and monitor projects that comply with the mission of the LNS.
  • Coordinate with project leads and contribute to administrative and logistic of the various department activities.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the strategic direction and intellectual developments of the department of Microbiology projects, and its impact on other national and international research areas.
  • Ensure the follow-up of portfolio and project budget in liaison with finance and direction.
  • Provide key support and initiative to the departments in multi-site grants applications and multi-center applications to the EU commission, as is relevant to the mission of the department of Microbiology.
  • Provide comprehensive data analysis, creation of project documentation, and coordination of teams.
  • Partner with the LNS supportive services to ensure the delivery of department projects and liaison with national and international partners.


The above list is not exhaustive and further tasks could be added according to the needs of the department.

If you meet the above profile and wish to apply, please send your application (CV, letter of intent and copies of your degrees) by clicking on the application button. Applications will be processed in order of arrival. The utmost confidentiality will be granted to each application.

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