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Medical Doctor / Professor in Medical Oncology

Publication date: 29 Mach 2024


Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg  
4 Rue Nicolas Ernest Barblé, 1210 Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord,

University of Luxembourg
2 Av. de l'Universite, 4365 Belval Esch-sur-Alzette,

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international, and focused on research, it also defines itself as a modern institution with a human approach.

The University of Luxembourg, through its Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, strives for excellence in research and in the education of biomedical sciences and health professions. Building on a tradition of teaching the first year of medicine, the University launched a curriculum of bachelor in medicine in 2020. Three curricula leading to specialised degrees in oncology, neurology and general medicine followed at the start of the academic year in September 2021.


Job Title

Medical doctor / Professor in medical oncology

Job Description

The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg - CHL is looking for a physician for its haematology-cancerology department. A haematology and/or oncology profile is favoured to provide patient care and supervise assistants in this field. The University of Luxembourg is looking for a clinical professor with a specialization in medical oncology to set up research and teaching in the field of concology. In this context, the University and the CHL are jointly recruiting a Professor in Medical Oncology (either at Full Professor level or at Associate Professor level with conditional promotion track). In accordance with the University law, the Associate Professor may be promoted to the rank of full professor after five years in the event of a positive evaluation by a committee set up in compliance with the provisions of the sub-mentioned law.

The clinical professor in medical oncology will have a dual affiliation with the CHL and the University of Luxembourg. He/she will be responsible for academic teaching and research (50%) within the university as well as patient care (50%) at the hospital. He/she will be in charge of postgraduate training in oncology and the general oncology module of the Bachelor of Medicine, working closely with his/her university and clinical colleagues. Patient care will take place in a multidisciplinary context, centred on multidisciplinary consultation meetings.

Your Role...

Clinical activity:

The candidate will have a clinical occupation (50%) as an employed clinician with the CHL. The clinical activity will cover all areas of oncology, including a range of solid and haematological tumours. To complement the multidisciplinary team, specialisation in one of the following sub-fields will be considered an asset: gynaecological-mammary oncology with expertise in immunotherapies, or clinical haematology with expertise in bone marrow transplantation and cell therapies.

Academic activities:

The academic activities include teaching and research. The candidate will be employed on a 50% basis at the University of Luxembourg.


  • The candidate will direct the specialization program in medical oncology. This includes responsibility for drawing up the training plan for doctors in the process of specialising, the six-monthly assessment interviews, the organisation of theoretical teaching and the end-of-training assessment, in conjunction with the training supervisors
  • The candidate will also be involved in the oncology preclinical module in the 5th semester of the Bachelor of Medicine
  • The candidate will be involved in practical training in semiology for students in the 2nd and 3rd years of the Bachelor's degree, and will supervise doctors in the process of specialising as a training supervisor
  • Contribution to other teaching programs (e.g. in neurology, general medicine specialisations, nursing programs) may be added


  • The candidate will develop preclinical research and/or clinical research within the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, and within national institutional partners (CHL) or international cooperative networks, respectively.

What we expect from you…

  • Holder of a diploma as a medical doctor specialized in oncology or haematology and an authorisation to practise medicine in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg issued by the Ministry of Health
  • Holder of a doctorate (MD or MD-PhD)
  • A strong track-record in clinical or preclinical research
  • Experience in general medical oncology and specialisation in one of the following sub-fields: gynaecological-mammary oncology with expertise in immunotherapies, or clinical haematology with expertise in bone marrow transplantation and cell therapies
  • Willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary hospital team
  • Teaching experience at all levels of medical training
  • Internationally recognised reputation and research expertise
  • Links with European therapeutic trial networks and/or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with European learned societies

Language profile:

Luxembourg is a multilingual country with 3 official languages: Luxembourgish, French and German.

The University of Luxembourg is located in a multilingual context. The ideal candidate for this position must be fluent in English and in one of the following two languages: French or German. Fluency in French is considered an advantage. The University encourages the candidate, where appropriate, to learn French, German and Luxembourgish and provides access to language courses.

We offer a high-performance professional environment:

  • The status of an employed medical doctor and university professor
  • A flat hierarchical structure and a dynamic professional environment
  • A modern and vibrant university campus
  • The prospect of a new, ultra-modern, digitized working environment with the opening of a brand-new hospital in 2028
  • Personalized onboarding and support during your new role
  • A budget for continuing medical education and research

.... and a socially responsible environment:

  • A pleasant living and working environment and an attractive remuneration package
  • A financial contribution towards moving costs to Luxembourg
  • A hospital day care and sports gym
  • Social activities to promote staff well-being and work-life balance
  • Development within organizations based on strong human values

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Clinical activity report
  • Summary of research work
  • Record of teaching experience
  • Full list of publications and at least 4 names of experts who can provide letters of reference if requested by the faculty

To ensure full consideration of applications, please apply before the 15th of May 2024 to direction.medicale@chl.lu

  • The University of Luxembourg considers inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing all discriminatory barriers.
  • The University of Luxembourg is committed to gender equality among its academic staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. In the event that two candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give preference to the female candidate in all departments where gender balance has not been achieved.

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Contact Us

For specific questions on academic or medical aspects, please contact Prof. Simone Niclou, Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Luxembourg (simone.niclou@uni.lu), or Dr Guy Berchem, Medical Director at the CHL (berchem.guy@chl.lu), respectively.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Permanent full-time contract with two employers
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval and Luxembourg
  • Internal Title: Full professor or Chief scientist
  • Job Reference: UOL06249

Application deadline

Deadline for application is 15 May 2024.

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