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The National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD) is an interdisciplinary program combining clinical, experimental, and computational approaches to Parkinson’s disease research. NCER-PD was set up in Luxembourg in 2015 with the support of the Fonds National de Recherche, and aims at improving the diagnosis and stratification of Parkinson’s disease to allow 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 among the partners of 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 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

Your responsibilities

  • 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 Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD)
  • 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
  • Apply tests for assessing functions in different neurological disorders
  • Teach students on clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Present at public events for information of lay public or medical professionals (
  • Present research results on scientific meetings
  • Write scientific publications and grant applications

Your profile

  • 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, proficiency in English, and willingness to generally improve fluency in languages
  • Good computer skills for standard software (Excel, Word, etc.)

We offer

  • 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 programs 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.

Further Information

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 until 28 February 2020. To apply and for further enquiries, please contact Dr. Clarissa Gomes (clarissa.gomes [at], project manager of NCER-PD