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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.

You will join ERIN's Biotechnologies and Environmental Analytics Platform, a multidisciplinary platform offering cutting-edge equipment and expertise in analytical chemistry, omics technologies and bioprocessing to scientists, industry and public stakeholders. Eager to provide a tailor-made approach, BEAP engineers enable to analyse numerous types of samples ranging from water, soil, plants and microorganisms to animal tissues. The analytical platform gathers state-of-the-art equipment to analyse numerous varieties of molecules, both organic and inorganic, allowing the analysis of primary and secondary metabolites, determination of targeted xenobiotics or natural compounds in various environmental or biological matrices (water, food, plants, etc), from trace contaminants to major elements. The bioreactor facilities allow providing a research infrastructure for end-to-end bioprocess development (up to TRL5), including upscaling of production volumes up to 300L and downstream processing. It is currently used for yeast, bacteria and plant cell cultures, in order to produce biomass, proteins, secondary metabolites and other high added value compounds. The support provided by BEAP team members includes the scientific and technical expertise and knowledge of engineers, as well as the implementation, manipulation and maintenance of state-of-the-art equipment.

You will work within the platform and support the activities as part of the SBIC. To this end you will perform extractions and analyses of small molecules by different metabolomic approaches: e.g. gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis coupled or not with high-resolution mass spectrometer. Statistics on targeted and non-targeted analyses will also be part of the duty.

You will work in a team in a convivial and international environment, gathering experts in bioprocessing, natural products analysis and omics.


How will you contribute?

You will perform analytical and development work in the framework of RDI projects or service-delivery activities in the field of metabolomics. You will manage development projects, specific components or RDI project work packages. You also participate in the promotion of the lab/platform you belong to.

Contribution to RDI projects and service-delivery activities

  • Design, develop, adapt instruments or software, tools for testing, analysing and measurement in the field of metabolomics
  • Define new processes, methods, protocols, systems and solutions to comply with RDI projects requirements
  • Take into account limitations imposed notably by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost
  • Understand the research topic, be able to articulate with the existing state of the art solutions and consequences of developments/improvements
  • Carry out analyses and experiments (definition, carry-out, interpretation, documentation and drafting of technical/analytical reports) on diverse equipments: GC-MS, LC-MSMS, CESI, etc
  • Train users (LIST staff and external users) from extraction to data analysis
  • Contribute to the definition of development projects in metabolomics/small molecules analysis
  • Pro-actively contribute to the acquisition of funding to develop technical expertise

Project management:

  • Manage development projects, specific components or RDI project work packages
  • Understand and formalise technical requirements of users/clients
  • Ensure project follow-up and documentation
  • Report internally and/or externally according to his/her contribution
  • Responsible for the realisation of deliverables in the expected time frame

Follow-up of equipment

  • Participate in the preparation, calibration and upgrade of equipment and processes/methods
  • Coordinate preventive and corrective maintenance interventions
  • Play a key-role in the maintenance and development of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment to support RDI activities

Dissemination, valorisation and transfer

  •  Draft patents, licences, reports, scientific articles or other documents
  •  Define proofs of concepts and develop prototypes
  • Contribute to publications in high-quality research articles in peer-reviewed international journals

Partnerships and networks

  • Pro-actively contribute to the development of partnerships and networks at a national and international level in their field of expertise

Training and supervision

  • Keep abreast of his/her engineering field and the technology developments in metabolomics
  • Attend conferences, continuous trainings, readings
  • Train on new techniques, machines, equipment
  • Give guidance to more junior engineering and technician staff
  • Actively train undergraduate students


must have requirements

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

You hold a PhD or have a 5-year experience in chemistry, biochemistry, metabolomics or a related field.

You have a relevant experience in:

  • Analytical metabolomics from sample preparation to data analysis,
  • Chromatographic (GC, LC, and/or CESI) approaches,
  • Collaboration with private companies, which is an asset,
  • Writing technical, analysis and project reports, publications and projects for submission.

You have good communication skills and a good command in English.

nice to have requirements

Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is an asset.

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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