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Science Project Manager for a national research programme

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A National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD) will be set up in Luxembourg with an initial funding of 8 years duration. NCER-PD will be an interdisciplinary effort, combining clinical, experimental and computational research in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine in Parkinson’s disease.
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is coordinating NCER-PD together with the other biomedical research institutions and hospitals in Luxembourg and in collaboration with international partners and initiatives. In order to coordinate these efforts with the principal investigators and the leadership of the participating institutions, the LCSB is seeking to appoint a
Science Project Manager for a national research programme (f/m)
  • Ref: I1C-DIR-COM-080000
  • Fixed-term contract for 3 years, renewable
  • Employee status
Your role:
  • Support of the NCER-PD director and the principal investigators in the execution of the programme.
  • Integration of the NCER-PD programme activities and communication among the different partners, projects and stakeholders including the scientific community and the general public.
  • Development of an organisational framework to establish a sustainable Parkinson’s disease centre together with the leadership of the participating institutions.
  • Organisational coordination of the project events, such as annual programme meetings and symposia, Project Committee and Scientific Advisory Board meetings.
  • Organisation of scientific and financial monitoring and timely reporting to the Scientific Advisory Board and the national funding agency FNR.
  • Engagement in fundraising to gain further financial support by public and private funders.
  • Serving as the main contact person of NCER-PD concerning all organisational issues.
  • PhD in biomedicial or computational sciences.
  • Knowledge of the interface between biological and clinical research is required.
  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics and / or computational sciences and a willingness to acquire further knowledge is necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English and at least orally in French or German.
  • Proven experience of collaborative research, research management and project management tools and techniques.
  • Experience of working independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills are required.
  • Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment.
The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

Work place is Esch-Belval / Luxembourg.

Applications should be addressed to:
Prof. Rudi Balling
Director of the LCSB
All applications will be handled in the strict confidence.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Regina Becker
LCSB strategy development
Please apply online until 18th March 2015 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/lp5d

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How to apply:
Please apply online until 18th March 2015 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/lp5d
Send application to
Regina Becker

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job experience is not required
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1511 Luxembourg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences