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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 researcher will be integrated into the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) RDI unit of the MRT Department) and he will be hosted in the Plasma Process Engineering (PPE) group. This research group develops fundamental and technological expertise in the area of process engineering for advanced surfaces coatings. The group focuses on its recognized expertise in Research and Development of both thermal and plasma surface modification for the synthesis of functional polymer thin films, functional inorganic coatings, or functional/smart surfaces.

The junior researcher will participate in the research and development activities of a national funding project in partnership with an industrial partner, she/he will more particularly work on research activities in the field of process development and film synthesis for adhesion promotor by atmospheric plasma CVD. The activities will be conducted at the laboratory level but a support can be mandated at the end of project for a future achievement at an industrial pilot scale. Through this research activity, the candidate will participate to the manufacturing of new electric circuit boards which could be used in the expanding 5G communication,

The candidate will be recruited as Junior R&T Associate and she/he will conduct research, development and innovation under the responsibility of the Project Investigator. She/he will hierarchically report to the group leader.

RDI work:

  • Provide state of the art work related to a given research thematic or technology / perform systematic literature review
  • Provide input to the definition of research concepts
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the RDI projects
  • Contribute to generating knowledge
  • Collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally

Project management:

  • Assist in the preparation of project reports and presentations
  • Manage work packages of RDI projects or service offers under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff

Dissemination, valorisation and transfer:

  • Contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences)
  • Make presentations at workshops with guidance and prior internal review
  • Develop scientific and industrial networks
  • Realise provision of services for stakeholders


  • Participate in conferences and workshops in your research field

must have requirements

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


Educational background:

  •  PhD in Materials Science or Engineering with a first expertise in functional thin film deposition


Required seniority:

  •  A first experience after the achievement of the PhD to conduct a scientific project will be appreciated


Technical skills:

  • Experience in the deposition of functional polymeric thin films and their characterization.
  • Proven knowledge in plasma polymerization is an asset.
  • Ability to execute a project to completion independently
  • Writing and publication/patenting skills
  • Experience in applications/industrial partnership
  • Team player in a multidisciplinary environment 


Language skills:

  • Fluency in English is a must

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 B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
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