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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 Postdoctoral Researcher? Join our IT for Innovation Services department

The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department, with its 100 researchers and engineers, focuses on the digital transformation of operations in organizations with traditional environments and digital ecosystems, with the aim of improving their achievement and innovation capacity. The common thread throughout ITIS is to develop the most efficient use of big data to guarantee the most appropriate decision-making processes. The department relies on the Data Analytics Platform: a hybrid infrastructure covering the entire range of data analytics activities. The platform is based on three pillars: a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, a cognitive analytics pillar and an interactive visualization wall (VisWall).

This Postdoc project is part of the Doctoral Training Unit “Deep Data Science for Digital History” (D4H). This interdisciplinary DTU focuses on multiple complex tasks at the intersection between the disciplines of history and data science. The DTU will train the latest generation of digitally literate PhD students to deal with “big data of the past” in a critical and competent way, combining traditional close reading with machine-based methods of distant reading (“scalable reading”). It aims to develop a shared understanding of the human/machine nexus in collecting, curating, managing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing historical data and to problematize the multi-layered temporalities of datasets and experiment with novel forms and formats of historical models and simulations in a longue-durée / deep time perspective.

How will you contribute?

Multilayer graphs (MLG) are more expressive than traditional single-mode graphs when it comes to modeling complex natural and social phenomena. In their most general form, MLG can capture various types of relationships between various types of entities. Hence, they provide a unifying formalism for a multitude of classes of graphs (e.g., dynamic, multiplex, multimodal graphs). Multilayer network visualization is a growing topic of research. New visualization and interaction methods are needed to bring the power of MLG to the toolset of domain experts of all genders.

In this project, you will develop new visualization methods to support the exploratory analysis of multilayer networks, including for example the comparative analysis of layers in an MLG and the interactive creation and manipulation of layers depending on the application domain problem at hand. You will have the opportunity to leverage LIST’s high-resolution visualization wall and other state-of-the-art interactive displays.

As a member of D4H, yoy will have an easy access to a multitude of data sets and stakeholders, in particular an interdisciplinary team of faculty members and PhD candidates with a keen interest in finding insights in the data.


Activities of the successful candidate:

  • Develop novel visualization methods and software;
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences;
  • Present papers at scientific conferences;
  • Take part in the DTU training activities and research workshops;
  • Participate in public history and outreach activities of LIST.

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


  • A doctoral degree, Ph.D. or equivalent, in computer science or data science or related field


Experience and skills

  • Strong knowledge in information visualization or visual analytics;
  • Good knowledge of graphs;
  • Good programming skills.


Language skills

  • Proficiency at written and spoken English



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 meters, 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 52 nationalities represented in our staff; 
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions;
  • Promoting gender equity with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science;
  • 32 days’ paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, adaptable working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers;
  • Personalized learning program to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills;
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in all areas.
  • LIST is committed with equality and strives to make gender balance the norm across the Institute.

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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 referees.


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, color, 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 competency of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above.


PhD additional conditions:

  • Supervisor at LIST: Dr. Mohammad Ghoniem (mohammad.ghoniem@list.lu)
  • Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belval, Luxembourg


Candidates shall be available to start their position in Fall 2023 at the latest. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.


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
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