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Scientific Coordinator

Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)
Strassen (Commune), Luxembourg (LU)
Closing date
15 Aug 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

At the Cardiovascular Research Unit, we implement interdisciplinary approaches at the convergence of translational research and precision medicine. We combine established and new methods with omic technologies, with a strong focus on transcriptomics and multiomics. Our main target diseases are diseases of the brain-heart axis, eg., Parkinson’s disease, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrest.
We are looking for a motivated and organized Scientific Coordinator to join our team. The successful applicant will play a key and central role in the CVRU team, by coordinating and conducting scientific and administrative tasks for all research projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the research projects: drafting, implementation, follow-up, planning and supervision of Master and PhD students.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders. Interact with national and international partners (e.g., customer interviews, investor meetings, scientific collaborators, patient associations).
  • Organize and coordinate administrative tasks.
  • Ensure compliance to and prepare ethics, GDPR, DPIA and regulatory requirements.
  • Project risk management.
  • Coordination of a multidisciplinary team and collaborative external partners on the projects.
  • Present the work and results during team meetings.
  • Work in tight partnership and provide regular updates to the CVRU group leader.
  • Support the CVRU group leader in the group development and in seeking external funding.
  • Write scientific publications and give oral and written presentations at internal and external conferences.
  • Evaluate research results for intellectual property rights generation and initiate a patent/spin-off procedure with the Science and Business Development Offices, whenever possible.
  • Participate in the societal dimension: dissemination of simplified research results to the general public (through articles, internal and external conferences, website, social media, World Heart Day, etc.).
  • Ensure project deadlines are met.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Master or PhD in biology or related fields with a general background in a medical discipline, business administration, entrepreneurship, or a related field.
  • Knowledge in wet-lab work.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and project management.
  • Good knowledge of project financial and administrative management.
  • Experience in working with external partners in collaborative projects.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Rigor, motivation, organisation skills, writing skills, communication skills, conciseness, sense of priority and ability to work with others.
  • Good negotiation and diplomatic skills to advance projects effectively.
  • Ability to work in a multinational environment and interact positively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Autonomy in organizing work, proactive attitude.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, autonomy, target and detail-oriented.
  • IT skills: Office, Outlook, project management tools, R.
  • Language skills: fluent command of English, knowledge of another language of the European Union is an asset.


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