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IM-2121 - INTERNSHIP IN POLYMER ENGINEERING FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

IM-2121 - INTERNSHIP IN POLYMER ENGINEERING FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

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 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.


Responsibilities

How will you contribute?

Conjugated polymers (mainly assembled from small monomers like simple thiophene or phenyl-based compounds) constitute an attractive alternative to COF, MOF and metal oxide photocatalysts due to their easier processability. The optical and electronic structures of conjugated polymers can be easily tailored by varying the monomer. Nevertheless, the most promising chromophores remained only scarcely explored up to date.

The internship position will assist our ongoing investigations on the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of functional chromophore-based conjugated polymers for hydrogen production. The Master student will notably focus on: 

  • CVD of different chromophores (e.g. porphyrins) 
  • Physico-chemical characterization of the new conjugated polymers, e.g. Raman and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, AFM and SEM.


The photocatalytic properties of the new conjugated polymers will be assessed in collaboration with a postdoctoral researcher from the group.

An internship report written in English is expected at the end of the training period.

must have requirements

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

  • You are an undergraduate student (Master 1-2) in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related fields.
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written). French and/or Spanish is considered as an asset. 
  • You have a prior research experience in the fields of Polymer Chemistry
  • You have a strong taste for experimental work



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
  • 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
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City
Esch-Sur-Alzette
Departments
Materials Research & Technology
UO
MRT
Profile type
Intern

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