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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. 


You ‘d like to contribute as an intern? 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.

The department relies on two cutting-edge platforms, the Biotechnologies and Environmental Analytics Platform and the Observatory for the Climate and the Environment, and the GreenTech Innovation Centre (GTIC): a one-stop-shop for the complete development of bio-based products and processes.

The selected candidate will join ERIN’s Environmental Policies group (EPS), a research group of the Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) research unit. The EPS group aims to contribute to a better control of environmental risks and the development towards a tox-free, circular and sustainable society via science based support to the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies at national and EU level and regulatory support for RDI at the interface of science, technologies and policies. 


How will you contribute?

The GreenTech Innovation Centre (GTIC) of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is an open innovation facility for the development of bio-based products and processes of industrial interest, new biorefinery concepts for more efficient and sustainable processes, and new technologies for the detection and treatment of environmental pollution. The centre also offers facilities for process upscaling and can host companies for Joint Labs. 

As part of the EPS group, the trainee will analyse the regulatory landscape and upcoming (policy) developments in the field of GreenTech, linked with the commercialisation of new molecules issued from research carried out at LIST. The start point will be the GTIC strategy and the accompanying market study. Moreover, the trainee will conduct desktop research into and review the (EU) policy documents and concrete legislation relevant to selected activity areas of the GTIC (e.g. cosmetics, biostimulants, biocontrol/biopesticides). The outcome will be (i) a mapping report of the relevant pieces of legislation and support documents, their respective requirements and main challenges applying to the commercialisation of new biobased products, (ii) the development of a policy paper summarising current policy developments and identifying main policy actors, (iii) training with and use of the PolicyCompass as a desktop research tool to screen the legislations (optional outcome). 

In addition, the trainee will learn about the ongoing and future projects of the GTIC. The intern will get a comprehensive overview of the policies related to the biobased products and processes and the future policy developments in the EU. At the end of the internship, the intern will have a good understanding of the science and policy interface in the field of biobased products. 

must have requirements

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

You are a Master student in Science or Engineering fields, ideally with links to biotech and/or environment topics.

In addition, you have: 

  • A strong interest in policy development and environmental policies
  • A good desktop research skills 
  • A familiarity with or interest in the EU legislation
  • A good level of English. French or German is 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 for a full time internship, 11 public holidays per annum, flexible working hours, 

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

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 B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate


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
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