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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?


LIST is looking for a motivated candidate to work on national projects related to the field of cellular-connected unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), investigating how they can be part of future generation network (5G and beyond-5G). Such a research work might require simulations activities to evaluate the signal propagation and attenuation over different channels: air-to-ground, ground-to-air and air-to-air communications and the different possible interfering signals in order to measure the quality of the wireless communication provided by the UAV. Additional challenges will be considered in order to define an optimal placement of UAVs, that guarantees the required Quality-of-Service (QoS) to a maximum number of ground terminals. The research findings will be deployed in dedicated use cases such as for logistics and surveillance, or others.


In this regard, it is also required to develop intelligent solutions to study user's mobility by leveraging efficient machine learning models. These latter could be used, within the metaheuristic framework, to optimize the drone placement and trajectory in order to provide for instance a dynamic on-demand service.

Finally, you will be in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, patents, prototype development or technical reports. This can potentially be done through a PhD research work.

must have requirements

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



  • PhD in Mobility and Networks.


Experience and skills:

  • Mastering the exploitation of drones in the context of communication networks.
  • Strong background in Operational Research
  • Mastering of mobility simulation tools.
  • Background in machine learning (both exact algorithms and metaheuristics) and combinatorial optimization.
  • Knowledge in communication networks and experience in VANETs are considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in engineering optimization will be considered as an advantage.
  • Programming skills (Python/R/MATLAB/C/C++/Java) are considered as an advantage.
  • 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).

Language skills:

  • Fluency in English is mandatory


nice to have requirements

Working knowledge of French, Luxembourgish or German is an advantage.

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


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
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
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