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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 an Engineer? 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.

Within the ERIN department, the ‘Environmental Sensing and Modelling’ (ENVISION) unit is carrying out impact-driven research, geared towards monitoring, forecasting and predicting environmental systems in a changing world. An interdisciplinary team of around 50 scientists, Engineers, post-docs and PhD candidates is developing new environmental process understanding, alongside new tools and technologies – operating at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. Embedded into the ENVISION unit, the ‘Agro-environmental Systems’ (AGRO) research group has its focus set on agriculture and viticulture in a changing environment. Agronomists, viticulturists, entomologists, plant pathologists, climatologists and soil microbiologists apply interdisciplinary approaches geared towards more efficient and sustainable crop production in the challenging context of global change. Within the conceptual framework of Climate Smart Agriculture, the major deliverables of the AGRO group consist in policy support and decision support tools for public services and farmers. We rely on a holistic approach for investigating the bio-geophysical functioning of agro-environmental systems. Our goal is to better understand and develop novel management strategies and technologies that reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture in a context of increasing societal demands and climate change. We deliver policy support and decision support tools for farmers to meet the challenges of a sustainable agriculture.


How will you contribute?

We are looking for an Engineer with a strong background in applied viticulture and the ability to answer research questions in viticulture based on adequate scientific methods. 

The project will focus on the multi-functionalities between environmental conditions, grapevine physiology, grape diseases and pest, as well as human interferences. It mainly consists of the following activities:

  • Planning, implementation and analyses of field experiments in viticulture in collaboration with the Luxembourgish Institut Viti-vinicole, as well as private grape growers. 
  • Data management, statistical analysis and interpretation.
  • Monitoring of grape phenology and disease/pest epidemiology.
  • Development of sustainable management systems to reduce pesticide input in viticulture, including crop cultural measures and decision support systems.
  • Assessment of climate change impacts in viticulture based on regional climate change projections.
  • Development of new research activities in grape drought monitoring, sap flow measurements and sampling.
  • Contribution to research proposal writing.
  • Take the lead on the protection of IP generated in the framework of research activities in or around the field of viticulture (e.g., patents, licences).
  • Publish high quality research articles in peer-reviewed international journals of the field.
  • Attend conferences and travel to project partners.
  • Be an integral part of the life of the AGRO research group by contributing to the groups' development, and regularly communicating on your work progress during both technical and scientific meetings.

must have requirements

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

You hold a Master/Engineer in viticulture or a closely related fields, with a recognised knowledge and technical expertise in applied viticulture, plant protection and/or climate change impact research. 

You have a hands-on experience in:

  • Conventional and organic viticulture
  • Major grape pathogens and pests
  • Plant and disease modelling
  • Grape physiology including grape water balance
  • Scientific field trials
  • Interaction and knowledge exchange with local stakeholders and grape growers
  • Statistics, with solid skills in data analysis. Knowledge in R or Matlab is an advantage. Programming skills are considered as a plus.

Additionally, you are experienced in:

  • Paper writing.
  • Reporting/presentation skills - scientific level is expected.
  • Working collegially in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

On top of that you are fluent in English and have a good knowledge of German or Luxembourgish. French is considered as an asset.

A driving licence (B) is mandatory.

nice to have requirements
  • Basic fund-raising experience will be 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, 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 your experience
  • A scientific CV, including 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 crew. 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
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
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