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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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How will you contribute?

You will have to prepare polymer composites by melt compounding, evaluate their 3D printability, and characterize them with various tools, such as differential scanning calorimetry, thermo-gravimetrical analysis, rheometry, microscopy, and mechanical analysis. You will oversee the optimized design by finite element simulations of core structures to maximize vibration damping and fabricate sandwich panels for the “3DBiofibreGoesAuto” project demonstrators.

Using recyclable polymer composites reinforced with biofibers and additive manufacturing to manufacture sandwich panels are straightforward options for weight reduction in the transport sector and increasing sustainability. However, compatibility between biofibers and thermoplastics, as well as the design of lightweight components, greatly influence the performance of sandwich panels; therefore, this postdoctoral project aims to develop thermoplastic composites reinforced with flax and hemp fibres that can be processed by additive manufacturing for the fabrication of recyclable sandwich panels. The research will be performed in the framework of the International Project “3DBiofibreGoesAuto”, where you will have the chance to network and collaborate with researchers based in an Austrian research centre and companies in Austria and Türkiye.


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

You hold a PhD degree in Polymer Science / Engineering, Composite Science / Engineering, Materials Science / Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, and wish to carry out impactful, high quality experimental research in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues. You enjoy learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems, and taking advantage of opportunities to build your skills. You are used to communicating effectively in English, both in writing and orally, and documenting your work.

You are careful, conscientious, and well organized in the lab, happy to work with others and motivated to make a difference in what you do. Knowledge of computer aided design software and experience with additive manufacturing are important for this position.


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 in all that we do
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
  • Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills
  • Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 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, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers

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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
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    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
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