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E-2265 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE-BY-DESIGN

E-2265 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE-BY-DESIGN

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.


https://www.list.lu/

 

You ‘d like to contribute as Researcher? 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.

Responsibilities

How will you contribute?


As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today such as adaptation to climate change, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.


You will join ERIN's Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit which is developing knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable, technology driven eco-innovation in industry and to support sustainability-oriented policy making. Within the SUSTAIN Unit, the applicant will be incorporated in the Environmental Health (EH) research group.


The activities conducted within the EH group develop complex 3D - in vitro models for toxicological testing as a major research activity. Such models undergo in house pre-validation under laboratory conditions and are applied to a wide range of contaminants from chemicals to nanomaterials. These models are then applied within nationally and internationally funded research projects and in collaborative research projects with industry.

You will work within the EH group and in collaboration with the SUSTAIN LCSA group researchers to further develop, implement and apply safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) tools, methods and concepts (aspect chemical safety).



must have requirements

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


Are you an experienced scientist (2-5 years) with knowledge in New Approach Methodologies tools (in particular in vitro testing methods and endpoints) and concepts for Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) assessment and hands-on experience in chemical safety assessment (testing and results evaluation)?

Do you enjoy evaluating scientific results and draft scientific reports including publications in relevant journals?


You hold a PhD or specialisation in life/environmental science, toxicology, biology, chemistry or equivalent and you have a good command in English.

nice to have requirements

We will be considered as an asset:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding on sustainability and environmental impact assessment;
  • Basic knowledge on EU chemicals legislation and policy context
  • Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish
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.

 

Apply online

https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/

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.


REQUIREDLANGUAGES

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

OPTIONAL LANGUAGES

The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
2 or more years
Details
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
40
Contract period
Months
Contract duration
24
Location
Country
City
Esch-Sur-Alzette
Profile type
Researcher
UO
ERIN
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