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IE-2101 - INTERN IN DEVELOPMENT & CHARACTERIZATION OF XEROCARRIERS EMBEDDING LIVING PROBIOTIC CELLS

IE-2101 - INTERN IN DEVELOPMENT & CHARACTERIZATION OF XEROCARRIERS EMBEDDING LIVING PROBIOTIC CELLS

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. 

https://www.list.lu/

You ‘d like to contribute as an intern? Join our Environmental Research and Innovation department 

The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, made up of 200 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers, provides the interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technologies to lead solutions including the major environmental challenges facing society, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.

The department relies on two cutting-edge platforms, the Biotechnologies and Environmental Analytics Platform and the Observatory for the Climate and the Environment, and the GreenTech Innovation Centre (GTIC): a one-stop-shop for the complete development of bio-based products and processes.

Responsibilities

How will you contribute?

The internship aims at the design and characterization of dietary relevant macroporous xerocarriers embedding living probiotic cells. The internship will consist in the exploration of the ability of macroporous xerocarriers produced via cryogenic processing to preserve the biological activity of living Lactobacilli cells under diverse physicochemical stressors. 

The main duties of the internship are as follows: 

  • Design and development of Lactobacilli biocompatible xerocarriers,
  • Characterisation of the microstructure and physical state probiotic cell conveying xerocarriers by means of CLSM, SEM, DSC and TGA, 
  • Determination of the probiotic cell inactivation kinetics under diversified storage conditions (temperature and relative humidity), and
  • Testing of the probiotic cell release profile under simulated in-vitro digestion conditions. 
  • Contribution to the preparation of technical reports and scientific papers.  


must have requirements

Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!

You are an undergraduate student (Master 1-2) in one of the following scientific domains: Food Sciences and Technology, Food or Chemical Engineering. 

You have a good level of English (both spoken and written).

  • Very good understanding of product design and development principles
  • Hands-on experience with food colloids characterization (e.g. shelf-life testing, structural and mechanical characterization etc.) and standard microbiological methodologies. 
  • Having a strong interest for experimental research work.
  • Ability to work both individually and as a research team member.
nice to have requirements

Knowledge of French is considered as an asset. 

Notions in in-vitro digestion models, probiotics and food biopolymers are considered as an asset.


We offer

Your LIST benefits

An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects; 

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

Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and 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 to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions;

Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science; 

32 days’ paid annual leave for a full time internship, 11 public holidays per annum, flexible working hours, 

An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas. 


Apply online

https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/interns/

Your application must include a motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience.


Application procedure and conditions:

  • LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability; 
  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; 
  • An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities; 
  • The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above.

REQUIREDLANGUAGES

To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate

OPTIONAL LANGUAGES

The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
0 or more years
Details
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
40
Contract period
Months
Contract duration
6
Location
Country
City
Esch-Sur-Alzette
UO
ERIN
Departments
Environmental Research & Innovation
Profile type
Intern
Nature - Job type
Internship
Nature - Qualifications
Masters
Nature - Disciplines
Environmental Science
Nature - Employment hours
Full Time

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