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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 research support contributor? 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.



How will you contribute?


You will support the definition, implementation, and monitoring of the department strategy and the management of department operations. Under delegation of responsibilities you may intervene to solve organizational or administrative issues, manage department reporting, and coordinate diverse projects upon request. You will champion LIST internal processes and organization, and will have a sound knowledge of the department activity. You will keep coordination with a wide range of internal stakeholders and will develop effective relationships with various internal/external stakeholders to the department.


Job description:

  • You will support the definition and implementation of the department’s strategy, you will contribute to translate the department strategy into a concrete multi-year plan, you will collect and analyse internal/external data, finally you will generate reports/analysis/conclusions to be used for strategic decision making and to keep the department strategy updated.
  • You will contribute to the definition and implementation of the department annual budged and the mid-long-term previsions, you will support the director in various activities concerning the department management and administration (e.g., organizational matters, workforce planning, implementation/improvement of processes, preparation of reports, external evaluations, audits, etc.).
  • You will support the follow-up and monitoring of strategy implementation, budget application and RDI activity. You will collect and analyse information, calculate indicators (i.e., LIST KPIs, MERS KPIs, RDI assets, Capex, Opex, human resources, etc.), and will keep the departmental dashboard updated, and you will communicate information to internal/external offices/bodies as required.
  • You will oversee ad-hoc specific missions -with or without permanent delegation or full leadership- depending on the specific needs of the department. These missions may include the management of transversal projects, coordination or supervision of teams, assume functions or roles on a temporary basis, etc.
  • You will lead initiatives to improve operating policies, systems, and procedures related to their area of responsibility in interaction with other LIST stakeholders.
  • You will Influence others on policies, practices, and procedures. You will build formal and informal work links with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You may act as department point of contact for external stakeholders and represents LIST externally.


must have requirements

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  • You have a sound knowledge of the department activity, a strong background in the RDI field, and at least 10 years’ experience post-Master’s, MBA or PhD.
  • You also have advanced analytical and strategic thinking and the ability to see the overall picture, and the ability to analyse and present information in a strategic way and addressed to the senior/top management.
  • You possess sound interpersonal and communication skills with different organizational levels, including top management, at internal and external level.
  • You own a proven ability to adapt to new situations in complex, multicultural and multi-stakeholder environments
  • You adopt a solution-oriented approach to all tasks.
  • You know how to build work relations, negotiate, and coordinate with internal/external stakeholders
  • And finally, you have a good command in English.


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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