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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 research 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.


How will you contribute?

We are looking for a scientist or engineer with knowledge and experience in the downstream processing of biological products. The R&T Associate will intervene in the framework of one or several projects of the RDI research group they are incorporated in and report to the group leader.


The main mission of the R&T Associate is to conduct research, development and innovation and to participate to the definition and contribution with minor guidance to one or several RDI projects. The objective is that the R&T Associate shall ultimately be the PI of small RDI projects.


The day-to-day tasks include:


RDI work:

  • Define part of an RDI project
  • Contribute to the collection and definition of clients’ needs
  • Contribute to RDI projects or work (development of new knowledge, technology components, prototype design, etc.)
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the projects
  • Formulate innovative/scientific/ technologic concepts
  • Actively collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally and externally
  • Participate in mentoring and training of Junior R&T Associates and undergraduates/trainees
  • Co-supervise PhD students (framework of CORE junior)


Project management:

  • Manage RDI project work packages
  • Manage as the PI first RDI projects (e.g. CORE junior, small service offers, etc. )
  • Identify and work on the development of future R&T and funding initiatives together with more senior staff
  • Report internally and/or externally according to their contribution
  • Responsible for the realisation of deliverables in the expected time frame


Dissemination, valorisation and transfer:

  • Disseminate, valorise and transfer RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences)
  • Produce scientific publications, including as first author
  • Write technical reports
  • Make presentations at workshops



  • Participate in conferences and workshops in their research field


Cooperation and networks:

  • Start developing scientific and technological networks


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

You hold a PhD in Chemistry, Life Sciences or Biochemical Engineering and have at least 4 years of experience in research.


Additionally, you have:

  • A solution- and results oriented approach as a team player that also has the ability to work autonomously
  • Ideally the skills to co-design, operate and performance test a bench-top prototype
  • A background in adsorption technology, particularly for continuous bioprocessing alongside knowledge of process modelling and control, which will be considered as an asset

On top of that, you have an excellent command both spoken and written in English. Knowledge of French and/or German is an advantage.


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 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
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
4 or more years
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