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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 department 

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 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.

In the framework of different projects, the candidate will be in charge of research activities in the field of process development and coating synthesis by Physical Vapor Deposition.

She/he will have to develop a porfolio of competitive and collaborative projects at the national and international level. The activities will be conducted at the laboratory level but also at the industrial transfer level thanks to a large pilot line installation.

The selected candidate will conduct research, development and innovation by defining, acquiring and managing as a PI one or several RDI projects. She/he will hierarchically report to the group leader.

As part of the RDI activities, she/he understands and formalizes needs of private/public partners regarding scientific knowledge or technological developments (e.g. drafting of service offers, RDI law projects, etc.), This means having experience as PI or work package leader is a must, including taking initiatives and making proposals of future RDI projects and funding’s initiatives

The selected candidate is able to manage daily work, including projects, formulate innovative concepts. Mentoring is part of her/his activities, as well as training staff members and coaching PhD students. Part of the researcher activities is allocated to dissemination such as patents, publications, writing technical reports.

must have requirements

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

You hold a PhD in Materials Sciences, Physics or a related field of Engineering Sciences, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as researcher.

You have a renowned scientific and technology expertise in the field of dry coating deposition and more particularly by Physical Vapor Deposition, combined to a first successful experience of RDI project management as Principal Investigator. 

On top of this, you’re highly motivated, with strong communication team worker skills.

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 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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Required work experience in years
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