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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 IT for Innovation Services department 

The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department, with its 100 researchers and engineers, focuses on the digital transformation of operations in organizations with traditional environments and digital ecosystems, with the aim of improving their performance and innovation capacity. The common thread throughout ITIS is to develop the most efficient use of big data to ensure the most appropriate decision-making processes.

The department relies on the Data Analytics Platform: a hybrid infrastructure covering the entire range of data analytics activities. The platform is based on three pillars: a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, a cognitive analytics pillar and an interactive visualization wall (Viswall).


How will you contribute?

 As a member of the Business Analytics group you will conduct research in advanced applied analytics, you will drive and execute the transfer of state-of-the-art AI/ML-enabled technologies towards business partners, and deliver concrete applications, across different activity sectors. As part of your mission, you will contribute to several ambitious projects, disseminate and explain complex notions to industry and/or business-oriented audiences, and engage with a number of strategic directions within the Data Science and Analytics unit.

You will contribute, among others, to the life and development of the team, and will take responsibility on:

  • Working closely with both external and internal stakeholders to successfully design, implement and validate advanced analytics and AI/ML demonstrators and proof of concept solutions; recommend viable options based on factors like performance, infrastructure in place, or scenarios of application;
  • Involve at all stages of an RDI’s project, including from reviewing requirements, recommending an innovative approach and options, taking the lead on writing the project proposal and subsequent work;
  • Align to and continuously track the evolution of the state-of-the-art w.r.t. technology and research, conduct literature surveys and write summary reports; may be called on building training materials;
  • Engage with the Business Analytics group and Group Leader to review strategic lines of development and positioning, contribute to defining and/or re-aligning on an annual basis the group’s roadmap;
  • Disseminate knowledge and communicate on findings / analysis results via reports and presentations; build, run comparisons and/or technical reviews, showcase and document software demonstrators;
  • Assetize software components, including on software documentation, examples, etc., and coordinate with LIST’s Technology Transfer Office on options for licensing, patents and intellectual property.

We offer a dynamic environment, with projects that span a broad range of application domains. Strong focus on analytics and building data, with applications in manufacturing and finance but not only. The position will connect to BA/DSA’s strategic positioning in the area of Trustworthy AI, while connecting to strategic lines in e.g. advanced ML/AI and computer vision, and is likely to link to future applications in, for example, Quantum Computing for Finance and AI (TensorFlow Quantum, IBM’s Qiskit, etc.).

must have requirements

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

You hold a PhD in Computer Science (preferred) / Software Engineering / Mathematics or other closely related fields with a sound understanding of AI/ML notions, track record in analytics workflows, stochastic modelling, etc., and hands-on, proven skills, preferably on real-life, business-scale projects. You also have: 

  • A genuine passion for innovation, motivation and experience in building support for long-term AI/ML projects; strong knowledge of advanced analytics, AI/ML techniques and modeling, with solid development skills;
  • A strong applied science track record;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and generate new ideas, concepts and solutions; strong interest in engaging in innovative, value-driven activities, with partners across different business sectors or industry domains;
  • Experienced in and comfortable operating at all levels of the predictive stack (assimilating domain-specific documentation, data and process entanglement, querying, forming hypotheses, interpreting results, etc.);
  • Expertise in scientific imaging and computer vision: Deep Learning-enabled image processing, digital signal processing, AI-based high-level pattern recognition.
  • Strong track record in concrete, real-life (preferred) projects, ideally in a data-intensive industry sector such as manufacturing or finance;
  • Strong collaborative skills, result-oriented mindset, excellent organization and capacity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment;
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills; excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation), including in business-facing environments;
  • Strong knowledge of classical AI/ML paradigms, frameworks and technologies, along with a clear understanding of applied advanced analytics and building data workflows. Hands-on proven experience in working with e.g. TensorFlow, Keras or PyTorch;
  • Experience in managing Git or any other version control tools/practice;

On top of that you are high proficiency in English (dissemination of knowledge vs different target audiences, with a focus on the business domain, delivering presentations, and technical report writing). Any of Luxembourg’s administrative languages is an asset.

nice to have requirements

Is considered as a plus:

  • Experience and/or a background in causal learning, root cause analysis, (deep) reinforcement learning, gaussian processes, etc.; 
  • Showcasing a proven competency in managing and/or leading RDI projects, being autonomous and motivating people;
  • Any previous experience and/or involvement with actions linked to Intellectual Property of Software Applications in a Research or Business environment;
  • Any previous experience and/or involvement with actions linked to standardization, working with inter/national regulatory authorities;
  • Having previous experience in a business/industry-facing environment, showing a track record of acquired projects in a competitive setup (EU/national programs, business development, etc.), and activity or membership within business networks in LU/EU;
  • Knowledge of Python/R (including classical libraries and tools for data processing, ML, etc.), and working with large datasets using, for example, Spark; competency in any other language, like SQL, Matlab, Java/Javascript, bash scripting, etc.

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, 11 public holidays, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers; 

Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills; 

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

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Your application must include:

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

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.


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 B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
3 or more years
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
Profile type
IT for Innovative Services

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