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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 a researcher? 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.


How will you contribute?

The Advanced Instrumentation for Nano-Analytics (AINA) group within the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) unit of MRT is renowned for developing innovative (nano-) analytical techniques and instrumentation for materials characterization, life science applications, and space applications. We are currently setting up a research project, MS-MEMS, in collaboration with the NanoTech Unit to develop a highly miniaturized mass spectrometer device based on MEMS fabrication for space applications, particularly for lunar resources prospecting. The project is supported by the LuxImpulse national program of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

In this framework, we are looking for a well-motivated post-doctoral researcher to develop MEMS techniques dedicated to fabricating miniaturized mass spectrometer instruments/devices developed in the AINA group. The post-doc researcher will be part of the multidisciplinary research team of the MS-MEMS project, involving highly skilled scientists and engineers from various research groups of the MRT department, i.e., mass spectrometry instrumentation (AINA group), MEMS fabrication (Nano Technologies Unit) and instrument/device prototyping.

The successful candidate will:

  • develop MEMS process and fabrication of planar electrodes for ion optical components
  • develop DRIE etching with Bosch process on SOI wafer and fabrication of high-aspect-ratio grooved 3D electrodes for ion optical components
  • contribute to the prototyping of the instruments/devices. 
  • participate in testing the mass spectrometer in the laboratory and relevant space engineering environments
  • acquire highly valued skills in MEMS fabrication, mass spectrometry instrumentation, and scientific instrument development. 
  • contribute to securing novel intellectual property originating from the project, as well as disseminate the results in international conferences and write scientific papers.



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


  • Hold a PhD in Physics, Materials science, Electrical engineering, or Mechatronic engineering


Experience and skills

  • Strong background in microfabrication techniques and MEMS processes
  • Knowledge of DRIE etching with Bosch process, photolithography, bonding, etc., is an asset
  • Knowledge of CAD tools for microfabrication is an asset
  • Knowledge of thin film processing (ALD, PVD, etc) is an asset
  • Ability to work in a team with team-spirit mandatory
  • Fluent in English (both written and oral)

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 microfabrication facilities, 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
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1 or more years
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