University of Luxembourg

Physician-Scientist in Neurology

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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 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 is a flagship programme funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) set up in Luxembourg in 2015. It aims at improving the diagnosis and stratification of Parkinson’s disease to allow earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment, and personalised medicine.

The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg are among the partners of NCER-PD with the other leading biomedical research institutions in Luxembourg in collaboration with national and international partners and initiatives in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. 

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.

Your Role...

  • 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
  • Execution 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 about clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Present at public events for information of lay public or medical professionals (
  • Present research results at national and international scientific meetings
  • Write and contribute to scientific publications and research grant applications

What we expect from you…

  • Medical degree (MD) and interest in specialisation training in Neurology
  • Interest in clinical research on neurodegeneration
  • Independent, highly motivated and committed
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively within multidisciplinary and international teams
  • 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
  • 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
  • An exciting international and multicultural research environment

In Short...

  • Fixed-term contract for 24 months
  • 6-month rotations between clinic and research
  • Employee status and contract 50% (20 h) at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg and 50% (20 h) at the University of Luxembourg
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Internal title: R&D specialist
  • Reference: UOL05402

How to apply...

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • Name and addresses of three referees
  • MD diploma and EU equivalency certificate

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

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, NGOs …
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  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Clarissa Gomes (, project manager of NCER-PD.

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Physician-Scientist in Neurology
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