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Job opening at LARI: Support Manager

  • 1 year fixed-term contract
  • Part-time, 20 hours/week
  • Location: 6, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Start date: beginning 2022
  • Deadline to apply: 30 November 2021

LARI invites highly qualified and motivated applicants with strong interest in the Luxembourgish ecosystem research to join a dynamic environment.

Your role

The Support Manager provides technical and administrative support to the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity and its Secretary General, the Commission for Research Integrity and the LARI Board.  Responsibilities include supporting the operations of LARI as follows:

  • Facilitate the proper operation of the Commission for Research Integrity including functioning as Secretariat;
  • Facilitate the operation of the LARI Coaching service;
  • Secretariat for LARI Board and its Secretary General;
  • Maintain LARI social media platforms and act as LARI webmaster;
  • Editor of LARI newsletter (Compass);
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly and annual reports;
  • Perform general operations such as purchasing, basic accounting/finances and HR support;
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail (via phone, email and postal mail);
  • General support to the Secretary General and replacement during leaves;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your profile

  • You have a bachelor degree in a related field;
  • You have at least  1-year experience in research ethics and/or research integrity (e.g., trainer, compliance or policy officer, relevant committee member);
  • You have a proven expertise in the topics of research ethics and/or research integrity and/or research quality assurance;
  • You have an excellent level of English (both spoken and written) and you operational knowledge of French;
  • Knowledge of the Luxembourgish research regulations is considered as an asset;
  • You are an excellent communicator, networker and trainer, with an ability to raise awareness and develop education and training for responsible conduct of research, both with individual researchers and team leaders, as well as with research organisations as a whole;
  • You have proven organisational and communication skills, you are able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and in full autonomy;
  • You are able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and professionalism;
  • You are able to work under pressure and time constraints;
  • You have excellent IT skills (Microsoft office, social media).

Our offer

  • The possibility to provide valuable impact on research and the scientific community in  Luxembourg;
  • The possibility to work at the heart of Luxembourg’s young and dynamic research ecosystem and to network with a variety of stakeholders;
  • A compensation commensurate with your experience.

About LARI

LARI is a recently created joint venture between the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute for Socio- Economic Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

LARI has the twofold mission (1) to promote responsible conduct of research, and (2) to ensure an independent inquiry and investigation in cases of alleged scientific misconduct. To this end, LARI has established a national Commission for Research Integrity (RI) composed of international experts on research integrity.

Application process

Please send your complete application to secretarygeneral@lari.lu before November 3oth, 2021.

  • a full CV;
  • a cover letter outlining your interest and related work experience;
  • copy of the last obtained diploma(s);
  • contact details for two referees (no recommendation letters)

Deadline for applications: November 3oth, 2021

LARI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Upcoming relevant events

Selected upcoming events 

  • LARI Creative Approaches Promoting Research Integrity (CAPRI) workshops [these are integrated in the Good Scientific Practice course offerred by the Univ of Luxembourg Transferable Skills Program, see this link]

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Head of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI) appointed

Katrina Bramstedt has been appointed Secretary General of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI), having taken up the position as of early September 2018. 

Katrina Bramstedt brings 18 years’ experience in bioethics and research ethics, including industry, academia, and clinical settings. Most recently she was Chair of the research ethics committee at Philips Research and their Senior Ethics Officer. 

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Dr Katrina Bramstedt, Secretary General of LARI

Other experience includes leading a medical ethics program with a Professorship at Bond University Medical School (Australia) and directing the Cleveland Clinic’s General Clinical Research Center Research Subject Advocate Program (USA). 

She has created and taught numerous courses in research integrity and bioethics, consulted on cases of misconduct, reviewed over 2200 research protocols, performed over 900 ethics consults, and authored 100+ peer-reviewed articles. 

Her personal research areas have focused on organ donation and transplantation and she is an internationally recognized expert in the bioethical issues of Good Samaritan donation as well as composite tissue allografts.

“I am proud to support Luxembourg researchers in their efforts to produce high quality research outputs and I endeavor to use innovative approaches that cultivate research integrity as routine scientific practice. Ethics and integrity should never be a boring chore or rule, but rather something researchers are proud of personally and professionally. And no dry lectures, LARI will surprise you with hands-on enriching workshops and coaching!” – Katrina Bramstedt, LARI Secretary General

“I am very glad that such a senior person as Katrina is joining us. With her proven experience in research ethics, I am confident that she we will lead LARI and make sure that Luxembourg, as a young research location in Europe, becomes one of the leading places where research integrity and responsible conduct of research are nurtured, promoted and cultivated.” – Marc Schiltz, Chairman of the Board of LARI

About LARI

The Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI), created in 2016, is a joint venture between the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the University of Luxembourg (uni.lu), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). The major goal of LARI is to promote Research Integrity in Luxembourg and to ensure an independent investigation of alleged cases of research misconduct.

About research integrity

Research integrity embodies fundamental principles for conducting research in a responsible way, the foundation of which is derived from the Belmont Report and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.  In addition to the protection of the safety, rights, and welfare of research participants, it is essential to undertake research that is Reliable, Honest, Respectful, and Accountable.