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M-2113 - Junior Researcher in the field of atmospheric plasma process deposition

M-2113 - Junior Researcher in the field of atmospheric plasma process deposition

Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies. 


You ‘d like to contribute as a researcher? Join our Materials Research and Technology departmen

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

The department also includes four high-tech platforms, focusing on composites, prototyping, characterization and testing. These platforms serve both LIST research staff, and other stakeholders in Luxembourg.


How will you contribute?

The researcher will be integrated into the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) RDI unit of the MRT Department) and he will be hosted in the Plasma Process Engineering (PPE) group. This research group develops fundamental and technological expertise in the area of process engineering for advanced surfaces coatings. The group focuses on its recognized expertise in Research and Development of both thermal and plasma surface modification for the synthesis of functional polymer thin films, functional inorganic coatings, or functional/smart surfaces.

The junior researcher will participate in the research and development activities of collaborative projects with industrial partners, she/he will more particularly work on research activities in the field of process development and film synthesis for adhesion promotor by atmospheric plasma CVD. The activities will be conducted at the laboratory level but support can be mandated at the end of project for an industrial transfer. For example, she/he will perform R&D activities to synthesize new adhesion promotors for metal-epoxy support for electronic applications.

The candidate will be recruited as Junior R&T Associate and she/he will conduct research, development and innovation under the responsibility of the Project Investigator. She/he will hierarchically report to the group leader. As a researcher you will contribute to the RDI work like providing state of the art work related to a given research thematic or technology / perform systematic literature review and collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally. Your support will be required for project management activities. You will contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer, in working on patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences

must have requirements

Is Your profile described below? You think you are our future colleague? Apply now!

You hold a PhD in Materials Science or Engineering with expertise in functional thin film deposition master degree  

You have demonstrated:

  • An experience in the deposition of functional polymeric thin films and their characterization. 
  • A proven knowledge in plasma polymerization is an asset.
  • An ability to execute a project to completion independently
  • Writing and publication/patenting skills
  • A first successful experience in applications/industrial partnership

On top of this, you’re highly motivated and strong team player in multicultural environment. You are fluent in english. You’re the one we’re looking for !

We offer

Your LIST experience will be

Passion for impact organisation with strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe working on responsible and independent research projects; 

Sustainable by design notably thanks to our task force empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society;

Innovative infrastructures and exceptional Labs with more than 5,000 square meters, including innovations such as our Viswall, high scale incubators or even top of the range 3D/4D printings that are part of our toolkit for excelling in all we do.

Multicultural and International work environment with more than 45 nationalities represented in our workforce;  

Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people in fulfilling their personal and professional ambitions;

Gender friendly environment where multiple actions are made to attract, develop and retain women in Science; 

32 days of paid-holiday, 11 public-holiday, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, state health insurance and lunch vouchers; 

Personalised learning program to foster our people’s soft and technical skills; 

We encourage curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship sparkling everywhere. 

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Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and your experience
  • A scientific CV, which includes contact details
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
  • Contact of 2 references

Application procedure and conditions:

  • LIST is an Equal Opportunity employer and committed to hiring and retaining a diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability. 
  • Applications will be reviewed on-going until the position is filled.
  • An assessment committee will review the applications and candidate selection will rely on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities. 
  • The main criterion for selection will be the existing skills and expertise of the applicant and matching with the qualifications mentioned above.


To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read C1
    Write C1
    Speak C1


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read C1
    Write C1
    Speak C1
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