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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?

You will actively participate to the thermoplastic composite behaviour experimental investigation, process-material-properties interrelationship identification and understanding, and contribute to the infrared welding process development in interaction with the structural composite teams and the project partner, a European aircraft manufacturer. The focus will be on the investigation of the main driven parameters assessment, responsible the welded interface quality, including the intimate contact generation, the interfacial healing as function of the thermal ageing and the interfacial crystallisation mechanisms at the welded area.


Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Perform hands-on welding and characterization of high-performance thermoplastic composite based on infrared welding technology developed at LIST, propose/identify new experimental routes enabling to enhance the material behaviour understanding during welding, investigate /optimize the process window, and improve manufacturing strategies.
  • Thermoplastic (composite) behaviour analysis including surface analyses, thermal behaviour, crystallization kinetics
  • Characterize the induced properties of composite via various characterization techniques (e.g., static testing like SLS, GIC ILSS, thermal/environmental test, SEM, DSC, TGA, DMA, µ-CT, nano-indentation, µ-FTIR ).
  • Developpe experimental methods enabling generating reliable inputs for welding joint design and process qualification
  • Participate in proposal writing and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner.
  • Present and report research results at the project meetings and national/ international conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

must have requirements

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


Educational background:

  •  You hold a PhD in polymer/ composite processing process engineering or materials science.


Required seniority:

  •  Experience in high performance thermoplastic (composite) material characterisation (either mechanical testing or thermos-physical analysis)


Technical skills:

  • Experience in polymer (composite) material (thermos) mechanical testing
  • Experience in the field of thermoplastic processing, high performance polymer (PAEK’s family) or structure thermoplastic composite manufacturing/welding (Thermocompression, Stamping, Automated Tape placement, resistance/infrared/induction/ultrasonic welding)
  • A background in multi-material joining process, non-destructive testing, will be an asset
  • Collaborative skills, proactive, taking initiative, result oriented, good organizational skills and capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)


Language skills:

  • Either English or French is mandatory.

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
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