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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. To support an ongoing project and the RDI lines of the MRT Hydrogen Roadmap, we are looking for technical support in the form of an internship.

How will you contribute?

Ion exchange films have attracted increasing interest as solid electrolytes for applications including water electrolysis, fuel cells, water treatment and related proton transport applications. However, ion exchange membranes (IEM) can often suffer from performance diminishing damage during use, thus the design of IEM that can restore original performance (e.g. via the introduction of certain stimuli) are important for the long durable, high performance use of electrochemical devices and ultimately reduce costs. Nafion membranes remain today as the reference material for membranes for the majority of electrochemical cells. However certain challenges remain to be addressed. This relates to certain performance reducing degradation mechanisms (e.g. free radical attack / oxidative damage).

In this respect, the intern will assist in an ongoing project on the synthesis of innovative block copolymer chemistries that enable the impact of IEM degradation to be reversed and thus recover any observed loss of ion conductivity. The influence of functionality, molecular weight and synthesis approach on the properties of IEMs will be investigated, with particular respect to phase separation behaviour, ion conductivity properties and ultimately self-healing behaviour.

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


  • You are currently completing the final year of your master’s degree (Master 2) in Material Science, Engineering or Chemistry.

Experience and skills

  • Knowledge in chemistry, polymer science, material surface and bulk characterization.

Language skills

  • Great command of English, any additional language will be considered as an asset.


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 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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