University of Luxembourg

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (50 %)

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(Valid from 02/11/2023 to 31/01/2024)   

Language: English (UK) 

Location Belval 

Country: Luxembourg   

Organisation data: Office of the Vice-rector for Research 

Job Number: UOL06073 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Schedule Type: Part Time 

Work Hours 20.0 Hours per Week 

Expected Start Date: 01/12/2023   

Functions: Research support 

Job (internal): Veterinarian     

About us...

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. The LCSB provides extensive resources and research support through an array of services and research platforms, amongst which also the rodent ( and aquatic ( platforms. These platforms provide services to research groups at the University and beyond.


You will join the University of Luxembourg to fulfil the role of "Laboratory Animal Veterinarian" employed in scientific procedure establishments, breeding and supplying establishments. The postholder will provide expert veterinary advice to animal carers and users on the welfare and husbandry of animals used in research in line with the National and European legislation and on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Within your role you will closely collaborate with the designated veterinarian of the University, the managers of the corresponding facilities, technicians, caretakers, researchers and related authorities including the Animal Welfare Bodies and in the Animal Experimental Ethical Committee of the University.

  Your Role...

  • Ensure comprehensive veterinary care and services are available at all times. Including to conduct diagnostic activities to confirm health or disease status and advise on the use of medications and contribute to ordering, controlling and supplying medicines and other therapeutic substances for use on protected animals in the facilities. Advise on best practice with respect to methods of anesthesia, aseptic and surgical techniques, and post-operative care
  • Ensure that the legal requirements are respected
  • Actively contribute to the husbandry program and safeguarding the welfare of animals hosted. Including regular visits at facilities, advising to license holders/applicants/others on all aspects of animal care, inspection of work performed and assurance that animal health records are maintained
  • Raise awareness and advise on the implementation of the 3R’s and choice of appropriate animal models
  • Contributes to the supervision of import/export of animals and the approval/assurance of official documents and health certificates. Contribute to the preparation of activity reports and help to ensure that research projects are appropriately monitored and comply with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and support in the management of the regulatory files
  • Take active part in training/lecture/workshop activities relating to conduction of minor procedures or animal welfare and health e.g. Laboratory Animal Science Course for relevant internal audiences and newcomers

  What we expect from you…

  • Veterinary Degree: Have or obtain a working permit by the Collège Veterinaire, have expertise in laboratory animal medicine for rodent and zebrafish and deep knowledge of the relevant National and European legislation (e.g. Règlement grand ducal adopted in 2013 in line with the European Directive for the use of animals in scientific research)
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and regularly done CPDs. A strong commitment to improving animal welfare and a good understanding of the procedures involved in biomedical research and experience is backed up with relevant up-to-date knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and good team player
  • Reliable and self-reliant way of working with the capacity to be flexible
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Good level of French and/or German is an asset

  Here’s what awaits you at the LCSB...

  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab – the Scienteens Lab – to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society’s needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

  In Short...

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL06073

  How to apply...

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter indicating your motivation for this position, relevant past experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of at least two referees

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 15/11/2023. 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 …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

  About the University of Luxembourg...

For further information, please contact: 
Prof. Dr. Simone P. NICLOU / Telephone: (+352) 46 66 44 5854 / E-mail:

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