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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 an intern? 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.


Global warming and energy crisis are pushing the society to develop alternative technologies to fossil fuels. Renewable hydrogen has been identified as one of the key future green technologies. As hydrogen production via electrolysis is energy consuming, a strong research effort has been made to develop more efficient production techniques. At LIST we defined photocatalysis as one of the priority areas. Ferroelectrics, on the other hand, are a class of materials that are used in different electronic devices, such as echography scanners, inkjet printers, haptics, etc. They possess spontaneous electric polarization, which can be coupled with catalytic reaction processes. This has been recently recognized as a new paradigm to tackle environmental problems.


How will you contribute?

In the framework of this project, you will be mainly involved in:

  • Combining LIST’s existing knowledge on ferroelectrics and catalytic processes
  • Assessing the catalytic performance of previously developed Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 and BiFeO3 materials
  • Sol-gel synthesis of nano-structured materials, their basic characterization (electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction) and measurements of their catalytic performance

Must-have requirements

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


  • You are currently finalizing a Master 2 in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or similar

Experience and skills

  • Strong taste for experimental work
  • Previous experience with processing and characterization of nanomaterials would be an asset

Language skills

  • Good level both written and spoken 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 for a full time internship, 11 public holidays per annum, flexible working hours,

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.

For further information please contact Dr. Sebastjan Glinsek (sebastjan.glinsek@list.lu) – Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LdaPDgMAAAAJ&hl=sl


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 C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
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