Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (part-time)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (part-time)
(Valid from 13/10/2022 to 15/12/2022)

Language: English (UK)
Location Belval
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation Rectorate
Job Number: UOL05307
Contract Permanent
Schedule Part Time
Work Hours 20.0 Hours per Week
Expected 01/12/2022
Start Date:

Job Veterinarian
Functions: Research support

The University | About us…
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.

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 LCSB, 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
* 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.

In Short…
* Contract Type: Permanent
* Work Hours: Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
* Start date: As soon as possible
* Location: Belval
* Internal Title: Veterinarian
* Job Reference: UOL05307

How to apply…
Applications in English should be submitted online and include:

* 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 31/10/2022. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be

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

Further information…
For further information, please contact:

Prof. Michael Heneka / Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 6922 / E-mail:

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