Director of Department of Cancer Research - UN0123

Following the promotion of the current incumbent,LIH is a currently looking to appoint a new Director of Cancer Research (m/f)
Rue Nicolas-Ernest Barblé 6A, Luxembourg L-1210, Luxembourg
21/04/2023 10:51:51

          The Department of Cancer Research (hereafter DoCR) aims to be instrumental in the development and execution of world-class research within prioritized areas based on previous strong intradepartmental scientific track records.  The strategic research domains within the department are outstanding preclinical/translational research within the fields of Neuro-Oncology, Immuno-Oncology and Immunotherapies and Tumour Resistance Mechanisms. The department should also represent a knowledge hub and a training ground for the next generation of cancer researchers in Luxembourg and is responsible for the articulation of the research program of Luxembourg’s national cancer initiative, the “Plan Cancer”.

          your role...

            As a member of the executive management committee and Scientific Steering Committee of LIH, the Director is responsible for the overarching research activities and research strategy of the Department of Cancer Research, and contributing to transversal research initiatives of the LIH, which entails the following activities :

            • As a member of the Executive committee, chaired by the CEO, actively contribute to the daily management of the Institute and assists the CEO in all management missions delegated by the Board of Directors.
            • Define the department research strategy in collaboration with the group leaders, scientists and the general management of LIH in order to guarantee scientific excellence of the research work performed in the department by providing scientific advice and guidance to the principal investigators.  Participate actively in recruitment and career development of senior researchers and group leaders.
            • Ensure DoCR actively contributes to Luxembourg Plan Cancer and the NCTCR – National Center for Translastional Cancer Research – where LIH is coordinator, with the aim to stimulate translational cancer research and build bridges between scientific developments and treatment in the hospital; and drive patient-oriented research towards precision oncology.
            • Foster collaborations within the Institute , as well at the national and international levels.  Contribute to LIH transversal research themes and cross-departmental research activities. Increase/maintain international visibility through international engagement.  Participate in scientific evaluations of research projects, research groups, scientific advisory committees, etc.
            • Steer the scientific projects of the department together with the group leaders and the principal investigators in order to maintain competitive position at the international level.
            • Ensure the proper functioning of the department: manage the staff (approx  100 people) and budget of the DoCR and adapt technological means and other resources to the needs of the research teams.  Contribute actively to fundraising and grant applications for the department and LIH.  Manage and develop internal and external communication of DoCR in cooperation with the LIH communication team.
            • Develop your own research within the prioritized research areas of the department.
            • Establish national and international scientific collaboration networks favouring the exchange of competencies and the visits of researchers and students

            your Profile...


            • PhD, MD or MD/PhD or equivalent qualification in the field of basic or translational oncology; with an excellent track record in scientific publications research. Whilst an extensive experience in the field in immune-oncology is preferable, LIH is open to other areas of translational cancer research in which the applicant has shown international leadership
            • At least 10 years of experience in cancer research or equivalent seniority within the research domains/areas of the department.
            • Extensive leadership skills as demonstrated by the successful management, for several years, of a large team.
            • Politically astute and comfortable with dealing with governmental bodies, universities, hospitals, other academic groups and partners.
            • Significant track record in securing national and European research projects funding.
            • Appropriate qualifications and experience allowing for the supervision of PhD students
            • Active participation in international networks in the field of oncology.
            • High international scientific visibility documented by high-level publications, conferences participation, etc.


            IN SHORT...

            • Contract type:        Permanent contract
            • Work hours:            Full time
            • Location:                 Luxembourg
            • Start date:               ASAP
            • Ref:                           VD/DDOCR0123/UN/DOCR

            HOW TO APPLY

            Application including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below.
            Early application is highly encouraged as the applications will be processed upon reception.

            Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page.
            Applications by email will not be considered.

            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 recruitment and promotion of female leaders and their career development.