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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.


How will you contribute?

In the framework of past and ongoing projects, the BEAP-Belvaux Pole has developed a number of analytical methods for the determination of organic contaminants (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, estrogenic compounds, etc.). These methods are based on Liquid Chromatography coupled to tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and, more recently, on LC coupled to High-Resolution MS (LC-HRMS). Due to the ever-growing number of compounds of interest and of their respective degradation products, many different methods have been progressively implemented in our labs, based on generic analytical conditions (essentially stationary and mobile phase properties). In addition, significant progresses have been recently made on column chemistries, that offer now interesting properties for the retention of challenging compounds, such as polar pesticides or metabolites.

The primary objective of the internship is to perform a general update of our LC-MS/MS and LC-HRMS analytical methods for organic contaminants in water, comprising a maximum of target compounds. To that purpose, different LC columns will be tested and compared, as well as different mobile phases and gradient conditions. In addition, the optimisation of sample preparation procedures by Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) will be performed.

A second objective will be the implementation of a common database including the details of each analyte, the investigated LC and MS parameters, as well as the corresponding analytical performance (e.g., limits of quantification, extraction yields).

must have requirements

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

You are a Master student (preferably M2, M1 accepted) in Chemistry with a background in chromatography, mass spectrometry or general analytical chemistry.

On top of that, you have a good knowledge of French and English, 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 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; 
  • Desirable starting date: 01.02.22
  • 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
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
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