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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 postdoctoral position will focus on the creation of an aligned and hierarchical cellulose based reinforcement for continuous fiber 3D printing. The challenge of this research is to develop a method for electrospinning cellulose derivatives with high content of nanocellulose, and to develop a production line method for cellulose regeneration of electrospun fibers.

This position is in the frame of the M-ERA.NET funded project BioCel3D (Cellulose from waste and bacteria in electro-spinning for continuous fibre reinforced 3D printed composites), in partnership with KU Leuven (Belgium), Graz University of Technology (Austria), and University of Maribor (Slovenia).

In addition to scientific support by recognized experts in the field, the candidate will have access to fully equipped labs for advanced micromechanical characterization and fiber composite manufacturing. Their efforts will be aided by state-of-the-art characterization facilities, including relevant spectrometric (FTIR, NMR, XPS, MALDI) and chromatographic (GPC) tools, structural characterization methods (SEM, AFM, microCT), thermal analysis equipment (TGA, DSC, DMA, TMA, etc.), mechanical (quasi-static tensile, flexural, micro pull-out, nano indentation, etc.) and physical testing (contact angle). The candidate will have the opportunity of a secondment in a partnership university, as well as participation in international conferences.

must have requirements

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


You hold a PhD in chemistry science/engineering or a related discipline (materials science, physics, etc.) with a strong experimental background in polymer chemistry and surface engineering, especially on cellulosic based materials, as demonstrated by first author-publications in Q1 journals. Experience with electrospinning is highly desirable and then will be considered as an important asset (also proved by publication in this field). Finally, you are fluent in English.


If you are a team player, able to quickly adapt to issue by proposing new solutions, open to other researchers’ ideas, and used to work in a timely fashion to meet deadlines, please apply to this job opportunity!

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 meters, 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 program 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 / or 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, color, 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;
  • Please note that by applying you consent to share your application with selection committee members


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
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