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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.



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At LIST, we empower citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

And most importantly, we empower our employees, nurture our existing talents, and strive to attract new ones! We rely on a culture of transparency, high safety standards, recognition of our employees, and respect for people and decisions, and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship within our organization. Everyone at LIST has a role to play, from our researchers to our support teams, which consist of 150 experts in human resources, finance and administration, IT operations, legal affairs and communication. At LIST’s core is excellence and a passion for impact with the will to excel both nationally and internationally; we are seeking people who identify with these values, enjoy taking on the challenges of our ambitious projects and have a strong collaborative spirit.


How will you contribute?

You will work on processes, projects, and initiatives aimed at valorising and transferring RDI results to the market with the main mission to maintain and grow the intellectual property (IP) portfolio of RDI departments. You will integrate in the RDI value chain and develop a critical eye to identify IP opportunities, evaluate the potential value of RDI assets, and foresee different options for the valorisation and transfer of such assets towards the market. Additionally, you will initiate and conducts the process to secure IP rights and their potential market value. Provide advice to RDI teams on IP protection, potential of commercialisation, licensing feasibility, etc.

You will be dedicated to the IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department. With its 100 researchers and engineers, ITIS focuses on the digital transformation of operations in organizations with traditional environments and digital ecosystems, with the aim of improving their performance and innovation capacity. The common thread throughout ITIS is to develop the most efficient use of big data to ensure the most appropriate decision-making processes.

Your activities will include:

• Manages the IP portfolio (e.g., patents, trade secrets, copyrights, licences, etc.) of an RDI department which includes the maintenance of current IP assets and the implementation of actions to develop and grow the portfolio.

• Takes in charge the identification of intellectual property arising from RDI activity. Makes sure the processes established for that purpose are followed and applied.

• Evaluates the intellectual property value of RDI assets and their potential of commercialisation.

• Triggers and conducts the processes to protect RDI assets’ IP rights, from application to certification.

• Implements commercialisation actions, including marketing and promotion, to maximize the value of the IP portfolio.

• Collaborates with the partnership development team and RDI staff to identify commercialisation opportunities and maximise the RDI-ROI.

• Promotes entrepreneurship by advising in the development of potential spin-offs based on the IP portfolio.

Must-have requirements

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

You hold a Master’s degree in science (Computer science, engineering) with a specialization in IP, you have significant experience working with patent law and intellectual property, preferably in the ICT fields and you have the ability to assimilate and understand scientific and technological data and issues in these fields.

In addition of this:

•  You are Self-starter, volunteer and capable of identifying and assessing opportunities for commercialisation and networking with academics and industrials to realise those opportunities;

• You have strong organizational, administrative skills and communication skills. A multi-tasking ability combine with the facility of work independently and as a team member.

• Demonstrated experience and practical knowledge in IP protection, IP rights laws, and IP policy.

• Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory.

Nice-to-have requirements

A good knowledge of French is considered an asset and German is a plus.

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 detailed CV


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 B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
minimum required Education
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2 or more years
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