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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 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.


How will you contribute?

The new “Process modelling, automation and robotisation (PROMAR)” group will be formed in the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) RDI unit of the MRT Department. Currently, the unit comprises the Advanced Instrumentation for Nano-Analytics (AINA) and the Plasma Process Engineering (PPE) groups. The PROMAR group will focus on Accelerated Materials Discovery and will develop modular materials platforms that integrate synthesis and characterization. This will enable the development of closed-loop schemes that reduce the iteration time for each experiment, improve the reproducibility of each outcome, and optimize the efficiency of experimental campaigns. The result will be a data-driven discovery platform that maximally leverages existing capabilities within LIST while boldly exploring new frontiers of materials functionality, synthesis, and characterization. 

The PROMAR group will apply its discovery capabilities to societally relevant applications such as energy storage and plastics circularity through close collaborations across LIST's applied science groups. The PROMAR group will develop pilot systems, collect large engineering data sets, develop machine learning and AI algorithms to identify design rules, and discover novel materials that solve critical challenges. In this context, the PROMAR group will progressively develop expertise in select critical areas: modelling and simulation, data systems engineering, and automation. Following LIST’s RTO approach, the developments of the PROMAR group will be progressively implemented into prototypes and pilot lines that are either available within LIST or that will be expressly set up for these activities. 

We are now recruiting the PROMAR Group Leader. Followhing his/her Head of Unit, the Group Leader is responsible for his/her group's overall management, coordination, development and performance. In this framework, his/her main missions will be to:

  • Expertise: Continue to build scientific and technological knowledge and directly contribute to projects
  • Strategy: Define and implement a long-term plan to build a multidisciplinary research and technology group that interfaces with industry, research institutes and universities at national and international level
  • Management: Assume operational control and responsibility for group members, projects, collaborations, and reporting requirements
  • Dissemination: Develop the valorisation of the group's outcomes in publications, patents, licenses, prototypes production, spin-offs, external collaborations, partnerships, and networks

must have requirements

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

  • PhD in Materials Sciences, Physics, Chemistry or a related field of Engineering Sciences;
  • Several years of professional experience after PhD;
  • Renowned scientific and technology expertise in one of the group’s fields of activities being process modelling, AI & deep learning applied to the automation of manufacturing processes and robotics & systems integration; 
  • Proven success in multiannual RDI projects;
  • Sound and proven knowledge and comprehension of both the industrial and academic world of automated processes and experience in building relationships with industries;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in English is a must, knowledge of French and/or German would be 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 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 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
5 or more years
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
Profile type
Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology
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