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M-2011 – JUNIOR RESEARCHER IN THE FIELD OF FUNCTIONAL COATING TECHNOLOGY

M-2011 – JUNIOR RESEARCHER IN THE FIELD OF FUNCTIONAL COATING TECHNOLOGY

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 a junior 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.

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 on cold plasma processing for the synthesis of functional polymer thin films, functional inorganic coatings, or functional/smart surfaces.


Responsibilities

How will you contribute?

The successful candidate will participate in the research and development activities in the framework of a collaborative project with an industrial partner. The junior researcher will more particularly carry out research and development works in the field of the micromechanical characterizations of hard ceramic coatings deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition. The activities will include performing microstructural and micromechanical analyses using high performance scientific testing and analytical tools.  

The successful candidate will be recruited as Junior R&T Associate and will conduct research, development and innovation under the responsibility of the Principal Investigator. The junior researcher will hierarchically report to the group leader.


RDI work:

  • Provide input to the definition of research concepts
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the RDI project
  • Contribute to generating knowledge
  • Collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally


Project management:

  • Assist in the preparation of project reports and presentations
  • Manage work packages of the RDI project under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff 


Dissemination, valorisation and transfer:

  • Contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results (publications, participation in conferences, …)
  • Make presentations at project meetings with guidance and prior internal review
  • Develop scientific and industrial networks
must have requirements

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

You hold a PhD in Materials Science or Engineering with expertise in the structural and mechanical characterization of functional thin films.

You also have: 

  • Experience in using structural characterization tools (XRD, SEM, TEM, …) and in performing micromechanical tests
  • Experience in the deposition of vacuum thin films and their characterization
  • Ability to execute a project to completion independently
  • Writing and publication/patenting skills
  • Good level in English is a must, good knowledge of French and/or German and/or Luxembourgish is an asset.


On top of this, you’re highly motivated and strong team worker in a multidisciplinary environment. You’re the one we’re looking for!

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. 


Apply online

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

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.


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
  • 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
0 or more years
Details
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
40
Contract period
Months
Contract duration
29
Location
Country
City
Esch-Sur-Alzette
Departments
Materials Research & Technology
UO
MRT
Profile type
Researcher

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