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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 a researcher? Join our IT for Innovation Services department 

The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department, with its 100 researchers and engineers, focuses on the digital transformation of operations in organizations with traditional environments and digital ecosystems, with the aim of improving their performance and innovation capacity. The common thread throughout ITIS is to develop the most efficient use of big data to ensure the most appropriate decision-making processes.

The department relies on the Data Analytics Platform: a hybrid infrastructure covering the entire range of data analytics activities. The platform is based on three pillars: a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, a cognitive analytics pillar and an interactive visualization wall (Viswall).


How will you contribute?

The selected candidate will participate in research projects in order to implement optimization software components applied to industrial systems (like telecom, mobility and/or logistics).

Examples of related topics of interest for the ORISON group of TSS are:

  • Robust and efficient algorithms for large scale stochastic optimization problems, including approaches based on hyper heuristics.
  • Integrated optimization machine learning frameworks for large scale problems, big data and related analytics, in particular with respect to industrial and/or value chain problems.
  • Adaptive responses and decision-making processes under uncertainty through machine learning techniques such as reinforcement learning.
  • Distributed Simulation in Operational Research.
  • Multi-objective and multi-disciplinary optimisation in industrial engineering.

must have requirements

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

You hold a PhD (applied research) or MSc with thesis in one of the following domains:

  • Computer Science with strong mathematical background
  • Applied Mathematics with specialisation in optimisation and probabilistic analysis
  • Electronics/Telecom with strong skills in mathematical modelling 

You also have:

  • Background in machine learning (both exact algorithms and metaheuristics) and combinatorial optimization. 
  • Strong coding/development skills to support the creation of prototypes or simulation-based solutions to exploit optimisation algorithms.
  • Experience in at least one of the following application domains: telecommunication modelling, fleet management and route optimization as well as in any industrial process. 
  • Excellent programming skills (Python/R/MATLAB/C/C++/Java).
  • Challenge and results-oriented mind-set.
  • Capacity to generate new ideas, concepts, and solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation);
  • Excellent command of English

Furthermore, we consider as an asset:

  • Experience in engineering optimization,
  • Experience on continuous multi-objective optimization,
  • Good command of any national language

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 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.


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


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