The National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD) was set up in Luxembourg in 2015 with the support of the Fonds National de Recherche. NCER-PD is an interdisciplinary project, combining clinical, experimental and computational approaches to Parkinson’s disease research. The focus is on improving the diagnosis and stratification of Parkinson’s disease, with an ultimate goal of earlier diagnosis, preventative treatment and personalised medicine.
The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg are partners within the NCER-PD with the other biomedical research institutions in Luxembourg and collaborate with international partners and initiatives.
The CHL, together with the LCSB, is seeking to appoint a Physician-Scientist for specialisation training in Neurology to join the multi-disciplinary study team:
Physician-Scientist (m/f) in Neurology
- Fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months (renewable).
- 6-month rotations between clinic and research.
- Full-time 40h/week.
- Employee status and contract 50% at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and 50% at the University of Luxembourg.
- Specialist medical training in Neurology with a focus on Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (Médecin en voie de spécialisation).
- Unique research opportunities to establish your research career in clinical and fundamental neuroscience at the LCSB and Parkinson’s Research Clinic.
- Start date: Immediate.
- Clinical care within inpatient and outpatient care at the Neurology Department of the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.
- Recruitment of patients for the Cohort Study of the National Research Centre for Excellence in Parkinson’s disease.
- Setup and optimisation of workflows for patient recruitment.
- Active participation in clinical studies for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
- Coordination of scientific projects with national and international collaboration partners on research projects.
- Perform clinical testing and neurological examinations.
- Applying tests for assessing functions in different neurological disorders.
- Teach students on clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative disorders.
- Presenting at public events for information of lay public or medical professionals (www.parkinsonnet.lu).
- Presenting the results on scientific meetings.
- Writing scientific publications and grant applications.
- Medical degree.
- Interest in clinical research and neurodegeneration.
- Independent, highly motivated and committed.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Fluent spoken and written French and/or German, good knowledge of English, and willingness to improve fluency in languages generally.
- Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, etc.).
- An enthusiastic interdisciplinary team of fundamental scientists and clinical researchers in the area of Parkinson’s disease/Neurodegeneration.
- Excellent training opportunities in clinical neurology and neuroscience with established curricula and exchange programmes with international partners (e.g., University of Oxford, UK; University of Tübingen, GER).
- Opportunity to participate in an extensive clinical research project for the development of new concepts for the understanding and modulation of Parkinson’s disease as a model for common neurodegenerative disorders.
- An exciting international and multicultural research environment.
The University is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
- A detailed curriculum vitae.
- Cover letter mentioning the reference number.
- Name and addresses of three referees.
Please apply online until Aug 31st, 2019. For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Monique Reiff (reiff.monique [at] chl.lu) or Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger (rejko.krueger [at] uni.lu)