The University About us...
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university
with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The
University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more
than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and
interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science
and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance
and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In
addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas
of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine.
Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for
its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and
among the top 250 universities worldwide.
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of
Luxembourg is a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary working environment. The
LCSB hosts also the Luxembourgish representation in the European
bioinformatics infrastructure ELIXIR. ELIXIR-Luxembourg is a key player in
aspects of data protection and ethics for data driven biomedical research.
For our projects engaging in responsible research in the biomedical data
sciences of the Luxembourgish ELIXIR Node, we are looking for two individuals
to join our team.
Contribute to policy research and development addressing ethical, legal,
and societal issues (ELSI) for European biomedical research
collaborations and infrastructure projects, including the European 1+
Million Genomes Project and the European Platform for Neurodegenerative
Assist with the coordination of ELSI working groups in European and
Assist research and data providing organisations to understand the ELSI
implications and legal requirements of sharing biomedical data across
Europe and internationally.
Participate in the discussion and implementation of ELSI subjects on the
national level; this will involve setting up a new initiative for clinical
medicine and research
Contribute to the development of a national Code of Conduct for Scientific
Work closely with other team members and international researchers on the
design and implementation of ELSI principles in a data driven research
environment in the health sciences
Contribute to publications in scientific papers, books and other
Ensure the sustainable collection, assessment, selection, availability,
and transmission of data to the researcher community.
What we expect from you…
A Master's degree with several years of work experience, (or a PhD
degree) in biomedicine, bioinformatics, or a similar field with
experience with ethical and legal challenges for research
Alternatively, a Master's degree in law, bioethics, or a similar field
with several years of experience in biomedicine (or a PhD degree).
You are enthusiastic about the practical implementation of ELSI aspects in
data-driven biomedical research contexts and like to work collaboratively
towards these goals
Good knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation
Proven work experience addressing legal and ethical challenges in
biomedical research, healthcare, and/or genomics.
Experience working in international organisations and policy-making
Knowledge of ethical requirements and informed consent procedures in
medical research as well as in computational science involving healthcare
Good understanding of intellectual property rights, knowledge of data
sharing policy and open science practices
Proven experience of collaborative research, managing a diverse research
community, self-organisation and project management.
Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills are required.
Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and execute tasks in a highly
Experience in writing grants, academic papers etc.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate clearly the
ELSI needs to biomedical scientists and to work within an
interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external
Proficiency in English, good language skills in French and/or German are
A fully funded position with competitive salaries
Working in an international environment and in close interaction with
multiple stakeholders from researchers to government to authorities on
national and international level
An exciting interdisciplinary environment bringing together ELSI experts,
computational scientists, biologists and clinicians.
An opportunity to join the fast-growing ELIXIR Luxembourg headed by Prof.
Dr. Reinhard Schneider at LCSB.
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (renewable)
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Number of positions: 2
Earliest starting date: 1st of September 2021
Job Reference: UOL04312
How to apply...
Applications (in English) should be submitted online and include:
A detailed curriculum vitae
Cover letter mentioning the reference number
List of publications/software projects
Description of past experience and future interests
Name and contact information of three referees
Applications should be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider (Head of
the Bioinformatics Core Facility and Head of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node).
All applications will be handled in the strict confidence.
Applications submitted by 30 August 2021 will receive full consideration.
Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values.
We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a
personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the
“University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to
the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban
site with excellent infrastructure.
A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European
institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous
non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations,
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