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Are you passionate about research? So are we!

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.

How will you contribute?

Capturing the sun energy and converting it to heat is attractive, owing to the possibility to take benefit from the entire solar spectrum. When the generated solar heat leads to temperatures exceeding 1000K, it can be efficiently used for the electricity generation or for chemicals production (e.g., hydrogen or hydrocarbons as energy carrier). A bottleneck in the process is the availability of solar absorbers capable of operating efficiently at such high temperatures. Carbon-based coatings, such as carbon nanotubes, behave as a black body by capturing most solar radiation to generate heat. Nevertheless, they feature a substantial radiative heat loss.

During this internship you will contribute to the efforts of reducing the thermal emissivity of carbon-containing layers to increase their suitability for the solar-thermal energy harvesting. Hereby, you will implement vacuum chemical deposition techniques for the deposition of the coatings, and you will be involved is several characterization techniques prior the thermal emissivity measurement and thermal stability testing. You will be in charge of assessing the coating functionality with a home-made solar simulator to evaluate the materials performance.

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


  • You are currently completing a master’s degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science

Experience and skills

  • Knowledge in optical properties of materials, thermodynamics and materials engineering

Language skills

  • Great command in English. French, German or any other 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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