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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 digital technologies, environment, materials, and space. 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.

Do you want to know more about LIST? check our website: https://www.list.lu/

Discover Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department: https://www.list.lu/en/environment/


How will you contribute?

You will join the Partnership Development Team of the ERIN Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), reporting directly to the ERIN director, Mr Lucien Hoffmann.

You will lead the business development in the space sector (downstream applications relying on satellite Earth Observation and telecommunication, space resources) in collaboration with the senior management and RDI units/groups in terms of:

  • Identification and concretization of business/partnership opportunities
  • Market intelligence and technology watch 
  • Key account management
  • Communication and representation of the ERIN Department
  • Dissemination, valorization and transfer of technological assets making use of space technology and space data, such as telecommunication, Earth observation and location-based data services, for non-space, downstream market applications as well as for space resources applications
  • Training of researchers for their interactions with customers

When identifying and securing business/partnership opportunities, it will be necessary to:

  • Prospect new customers by proactive networking
  • Identify, develop and close new agreements covering the ERIN domains, in particular in disaster risk management, precision agriculture, forestry and maritime surveillance, as well as in space resources, with partners from the private and public sector
  • Actively participate in the negotiation of contracts and agreements. This involves collaborating closely with researchers and the Legal Department in the contract-drafting phase
  • Initiate and follow up the development of a partnership and collaboration strategy together with the department’s senior management and RDI units/groups
  • Support projects in all phases of the partnering process. This will also include daily interfacing with local and international business partners, local authorities, government agencies, as well as space agencies, in particular ESA
  • Manage the department’s partner portfolio for the sectors of space resources as well as disaster risk management, precision agriculture, forestry and maritime surveillance: create momentum with potential partners and consolidate good relationships with existing ones
  • Develop a screening strategy for business deals and partnership opportunities
  • Work on partner follow-up activities and participate in the management of key accounts


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


  • Master’s degree in a scientific, technological or engineering field relevant to the space sector, especially satellite Earth Observation and communication sector with practical experience in business development or a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in business administration, with practical experience in technology and innovation relevant to downstream space applications


Experience and skills

  • 10 years of proven experience in the space sector. Experience especially in the broader sector of downstream space-related applications with direct experience in partnership and business development is considered as an asset
  • Track record in the acquisition of clients and development of industry collaborations
  • Understanding of current market trends in the space sector in Europe
  • Strong existing industrial network in the space sector in Europe and, in particular, in the satellite Earth Observation and communication sectors; international network considered as asset
  • Understanding of relevant ESA, EDA and EU funding programs targeting the development of innovative and commercially viable products and services related to satellite imagery and datasets
  • Experience in working with IP protection, IP rights law and IP policy
  • Expertise in licensing and negotiating (Technological Transfer)
  • Experience in a Research and Technology Organization is considered an asset
  • Entrepreneurial experience or track record in launching new businesses (launching own projects or helping others) is considered an asset
  • Experience in business-driven innovation programmes such as spin-off creation and technology commercialisation programmes are considered an asset.


Language skills

  • Excellent command of English. Excellent knowledge of German and / or French is considered as a strong 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 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
  • 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
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
10 or more years
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