Head of Clinical Research - LH0119

1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
23/12/2019 10:12:56

The Head of the clinical research hub (CR hub) will ensure the scientific leardership and operational management of clinical research structures within the Departement of population health.

He/she will mainly:

- Direct and oversee LIH clinical research services and programs, provide leadership in clinical research settings.
- Develop clinical research studies at the national and international level.
- Ensure top level quality methodological designs for clinical and epidemiological studies

- Ensure adherence to international regulatory standards, LIH standard operating procedures,good clinical practice and local regulations.
- Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure

KEY Accountabilities
  • Develop clinical research within the prioritized research areas of the LIH.
  • Manage and develop internal and external communication in cooperation with LIH.
  • Develops strong relationships with the translational research activities
  • Meet with Hospital Directors, Health Care Professionals and policy makers.
  • Represent the activities of the CR hub at national and international levels
  • Lead the methodological design of studies to ensure scientific relevance and quality
  • Review protocols and study documents related to internal or external clinical research projects.
  • Participate actively in recruitment process of Clinical Researchers and Statisticians/Methodologists.
  • Develop operating procedures for the CR Hub and ensure that the entire research team follows those procedures.
  • Manage the CR hub’s finances and contribute actively to fundraising and grant applications for the programmes and LIH.
  • Ensure that all applicable and local requirements and regulations are followed completely.

  • MD/PhD with an excellent publications track record in the field of Epidemiology, Clinical Research, Methodology and Statistics or any other CR related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical research at national and international level.
  • Strong expertise in the design, methodology and execution of randomized clinical trials
  • Experience in academia as well as pharma would be an asset
  • Experience in studies for small sample sizes would be an asset.
  • Leadership in international networks & consortia in the field of clinical research.
  • Strong leadership skills in representing clinical research development to executive level & (inter)-national decision makers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Extensive management & leadership skills as demonstrated by the successful management, for several years, of a large diverse scientific and clinical research team.
  • Language skills: perfect command of English & German or French, any other European language would be an asset.
  • Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental and institutional functions.

2 year fixed-term contract (with possible renewal) - Full time - Start date : immediate