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Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

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.

Interfaces in composites play a key role in many areas such as automotive sector, technical textiles. This is particularly the case in polymer composites whose performances are mainly driven by the interface and interphase integrity. In this area, the challenge is to develop new approaches to improve interfacial adhesion between symmetric and dissymmetric materials and on the opposite to promote disassembly to fit to recycling issues.


How will you contribute?

The project of this internship focuses on the development and investigation of surface covering, namely coating or sizing, for natural fibres reinforcing composites (focusing on bamboo). While being innovative for the industry, the surface treatment formulations evaluated in this subject is already very promising. We propose to develop new water-based surface treatments based on the elegant combination of bio-inspired materials to promote adhesion between the fiber and the matrix, as well as improving thermal stability of the fibre.


Within the framework of this internship, you will:

  • develop new bio-inspired-based polymers,
  • use of the synthesized polymers as coatings onto the fibre,
  • characterize the fibre surface and evaluate the efficiency of the designed solutions on composite materials.


Concerning the project follow-up, it will be asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation that will be regularly updated with new results and presented to the supervising team. A final report and a final presentation will have to be prepared.

Must-have requirements

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

You are currently completing a second-year master’s degree (Master 2) in Chemistry or Material Science and have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Practical chemistry
  • Material surface and bulk characterization
  • Polymer Science


On top of that, you have a great command of English. You’re the one we’re looking for!

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.


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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