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Medical Doctor as Clinical Research Coordinator in Neurology - Digital Medicine

A Medical doctor as - Clinical Research Coordinator in Neurology - position is available at the Parkinson Research Clinic jointly at the Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg (CHL) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). The Clinical research coordinator will be an integrative member of the Digital Medicine group (dMed) and the Transversal Translational Medicine (TTM) team. 

TTM is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Rejko Krüger and aims to foster biomedical and healthcare technology programmes by facilitating the ability of public and private stakeholders to work translationally, fostering national and international bed-to-bench-to-bed collaborations and thereby acting as a bridge from fundamental over clinical research into the real-world healthcare experience in integrated care networks. The Clinical Research Coordinator will provide expertise to support translational, collaborative and multidisciplinary projects for fostering personalized medicine in the Luxembourgish ecosystem and abroad by overseeing, planning, and monitoring clinical projects linked to dMed and TTM.

The dMed group is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Klucken and focuses on shaping and innovating personalized digital healthcare solutions and integrating them into the rapidly growing new ecosystem for digital medicine. The dMed group conducts clinical research on digital technologies and evaluates digital tools such as digital therapeutics and diagnostics jointly with the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the University of Luxembourg (LCSB) and the Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL). Patient-centered digital healthcare services, smartphone-based or web-based, have the potential to address patients’ needs, continuously monitor and manage individual patient journeys, and provide clinical decision support for the healthcare provider. 

The highly motivated Medical Doctor as - Clinical Research Coordinator in Neurology will

  • manage a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including physician-scientists, research nurses, and neuropsychologists by distributing organization tasks among the clinical team
  • plan, monitor, and organize the daily activities of the clinical research facility to create efficient systems and workflows within the research clinic
  • work closely with the Clinical Study Management team and attend strategic meetings for projects to ensure feasibility within the clinical team
  • support the development of clinical research on neurodegenerative disease and integrate into national clinical trials and integrated care concepts
  • oversee all clinical projects, recruitments of participants to a cohort or clinical trial
  • attend communication meetings to raise awareness of the current clinical projects run at the clinical facility
  • organize internal training for the team and individual training for newcomers
  • mastermind ways to improve the quality of patient interaction and study visits at the facility
  • ensure that the facility is well-equipped to provide top-of-the-line service while remaining mindful of the bottom line

Key Accountabilities

  • Experience in clinical studies
  • understand the medical needs of neurodegenerative patients
  • Coordination of the daily activities and management of the clinical facility
  • Being responsible for cohort or clinical trial participants' recruitment
  • Analysis of clinical research data and dissemination of research results
  • Assist in the writing, implementation, and coordination of scientific clinical studies
  • Contribute to the organization of events (e.g. workshops, conferences, lectures)

Key Skills, Experiences, and Qualifications required

  • Medical Degree
  • Medical knowledge of neurological disorders is seen as an asset
  • Rigor, motivation, creativity and originality, writing skills, conciseness, sense of priority, and ability to work with others
  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational, networking, and negotiation/influencing skills. Project management and organizational skills, and good decision-making skills are seen as asset
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and collaborative skills to work as an interface in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Language skills: Being fluent in English is a must. Being fluent in French and/or German is seen as a major asset. Any other commonly spoken language in Luxembourg such as Portuguese or Luxembourgish would be an added advantage.

  • Experience in multi-center international clinical research projects.
  • Knowledge of the clinical research working rules in Luxembourg/Belgium and Europe (legal context, patient rights, data protection, etc.) and the international directives (International Conference on Harmonization - Good Clinical Practice: ICH-GCP) as well as the Clinical trials - Directive 2001/20/EC replaced by the Clinical Trials Regulation and biobanking recommendations and guidelines (ISBER; etc.).
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical trials.

    We offer
  • to work in an enthusiastic interdisciplinary team, that brings together a wealth of expertise, from basic research to clinical trial
  • to work together with biomedical scientists, data managers, data analysts, physician-scientists, nurses, neuropsychologists, project managers, and many national and international collaborators who all work together to seek to treat unmet needs
  • to get the chance to interact closely with the three main actors of the biomedical ecosystem in Luxembourg: the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg (LCSB), and the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL)
  • being linked to a program/project that has as its ultimate goal to bring tangible health benefits to citizens
  • An exciting international, multilingual, and multicultural work environment

Gender Equality

The LIH is an equal opportunities employer. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. The LIH is attentive to gender representation among its leadership staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment and promotion of female leaders and their career development.

In Short...

  • Contract type :  Fixed-term contract (CDD)
  • Contract duration :  15 months
  • Start date :  01/07/2024
  • Ref :  JA/MDCR0524/RK/TTM

How to apply

Applications including a letter detailing your motivation and a curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below.

Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.

Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.