Clinical (Neuro)Psychologist
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Clinical (neuro)psychologist, conseiller/ère en gérontologie

(Valid from 14/04/2021 to 14/05/2021) 

Language: English (UK)

Country: Luxembourg

 Organisation data: LCSB

Job Number: UOL03932

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 24 Month

Schedule Type: Part Time

Work Hours: 10.0 Hours per Week 

Job: Research and development specialist

Faculty - Uni Lux: Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Expertise: Research & Education Support

Functions: Research support

Location: Belval  

 

Clinical (neuro)psychologist, conseiller/ère en gérontologie

 

About the University

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.

Mission

The Dementia Prevention Programme (Programm Demenz Prävention, pdp) is an integrated care concept integrating lifestyle interventions based on best medical practice to prevent the burden of dementia in the Luxembourg population. The pdp identifies a target population with mild or subjective cognitive impairment and takes advantages of a personalized assessment of risk factors to define individual interventions to reduce the risk for dementia in order to prevent or at least delay disease progression. For more information on pdp, please visit: http://www.demenz.lu/online/www/nav_content/29/DEU/index.html.


To support the Head of the Translational Neuroscience Group in the “Programm Demenz Prävention (pdp)”, we are currently looking for an energetic, highly motivated, conscientious, trustworthy, diplomatic and detail-oriented (neuro)psychologist (ou conseiller/ère en gérontologie) who enjoys making a difference and being part of a team. The ability to work in a fast-paced international academic environment with strong attention to detail is essential.

 Your Role

Tasks / Activities

The successful candidate will work together with Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger (coordinator of the programme), two (neuro)psychologists, a project manager and an administrative assistant. Your responsibilities will be the recruitment of referred candidates to the programme, the application of neuropsychological tests, the establishment of a risk factor profile and the proposition of a tailor-made set of different measures in order to prevent or at least delay dementia. You will be in contact with all pdp participants and with allied healthcare professionals and programme partner organisations and institutions.

 

Specific tasks can include:

  • Perform neuropsychological assessments in participants with a mild or subjective cognitive impairment according to the programme-specific case report form (CRF)
  • Apply and further develop standards for clinical evaluation and coaching of participants
  • Apply and develop workflows for integration of participants
  • Support stakeholder management in the programme in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Contribute to annual reports and active participation in communication and outreach campaigns
  • Active participation in international networks for dementia prevention (EU and World-wide FINGERS)
  • Write scientific publications and grant applications in the area of dementia prevention
  • Network with multidisciplinary researchers and stakeholders in fundamental and clinical research, as well as integrated care

 Your Profile

  • Master in psychology/psychological sciences or gerontology, preferably with specialization in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, clinical psychology
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written German, French and English. Oral communication skills in Luxembourgish would be an asset
  • Ability to adapt and effectively organize. Excellent organizational skills with attention to details and accuracy
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong communication skills as well as solid stakeholder management skills
  • Practical experience in healthcare and research will be seen as asset
  • High level competency in MS Office

 

We Offer

  • An enthusiastic multidisciplinary team of highly motivated healthcare professionals, clinical researchers and fundamental scientists
  • Opportunity to lead the development of new research and integrated care concepts
  • An excellent international network in the area of neurodegenerative research
  • Opportunity to be part of an exciting international research environment in the developing area of prevention in neurodegeneration
  • Internal position title at the University of Luxembourg:  Research & Development specialist
  • Competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience

 In Short

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (renewable)
  • Half-time position (20h / w) with two employment contracts: employee status at the University of Luxembourg (25% part-time / 10h p.w.) and at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (25% part-time / 10h p.w.) - the weekly schedule is to be discussed
  • Location: Belval 
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist 
  • Foreseen starting date: as soon as possible
  • Job Reference: UOL03932 

 Further Information

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • Description of past working experience and future interests

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE 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.

 Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • 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 …

 

 Further information

For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Anne Kaysen (anne.kaysen@uni.lu), project manager of pdp.

Apply here :

http://emea3.mrted.ly/2n03c


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