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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 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.

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


Join our IT for Innovation Services department

The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department, with its 100 researchers and engineers, shapes the transformation of business and society by developing technologies that help organisations through their digital transition in order to build a sustainable and resilient future, all while putting privacy, security and trustworthiness at the core.

We help our partners to create truly smart applications to manage their operations more efficiently, take better decisions and comply with a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.

Together, we push the frontiers of innovation for the following application domains: mobility, logistics, smart cities, industry 4.0, health tech, education tech, space, and defence.

We leverage the power of data and Artificial Intelligence, and we combine it with technology and domain knowledge to build up an exceptional portfolio of smart and sustainable solutions.


How will you contribute?

Under the direction of the ITIS Department Director, you will lead the innovation and business activities of the Responsible Data Science and Analytics unit (roughly 40 people), which includes three groups performing RDI activities on Human Modelling, Trustworthy AI and Visualization and Interaction.

You will:

  • Define the RDSA unit strategy and the unit innovation roadmap ensuring adherence and compatibility with department strategic goals and priorities.
  • In coordination with your group leaders, break-down unit goals into objectives and goals for RDI groups.
  • Deploy and implement the unit strategy, define plans, monitor progress, and adjusts the unit strategy in response to new constraints or opportunities.
  • Monitor trends or external factors that could impact the unit strategy and/or priorities.
  • Manage the unit project portfolio, ensuring an optimal mix of competitive/collaborative projects, and a healthy cycle of new/ongoing/to-be-ended projects.
  • Plan and implement strategies for securing funding and resources availability.
  • Seek for funding opportunities and lead the definition and negotiation of collaborations with private/public partners.
  • Forecast, agree, implement, and follow-up the execution of the unit’s budget.
  • Optimize budget and allocation of resources.
  • Follow-up and monitor the unit activity through the elaboration and analysis of activity reports and dashboards.
  • Be accountable for the performance and RDI results delivered by the unit.
  • Act as a key contributor to the definition of the department strategy.


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


  • PhD degree in relevant field and the author of several research, development and innovation works in recognised publications, or equivalent research, development and innovation skills and experience.

Experience and skills

  • You are an established leader with broad experience in the conduct of RDI groups.
  • You have solid strategy, management, and leadership skills, and the ability and experience to lead multiple teams.
  • You possess the skills and competencies to think from a systemic and strategic point of view, to develop a vision for your unit, and draw plans and roadmaps to achieve goals.
  • You have solid knowledge of the disciplines covered by the RDSA Unit and relevant experience across multiple related disciplines. You keep abreast of the last knowledge, developments, and innovations in the fields related to your unit.
  • You have skills to lead budget preparation, financial analysis, and reporting.
  • You possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of diverse profiles. You have the ability to foster a cooperative work environment. You possess talent management skills.

Solution orientation

  • You intervene in and solve broad and complex problems/challenges/situations involving multiple work fields, disciplines, or teams requiring critical analysis and coordination. You make decisions about complex issues concerning your unit. You are aware of the impact of your decisions on the unit and/or department activities and remain accountable for them.
  • You guide, coach, and supports group leaders in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • You analyse matters from a strategic perspective. You anticipate situations and their impact.
  • You promote the capitalisation of knowledge, interdisciplinary work, and its transformation into innovations within your teams. You help teams to keep focus on client/market/societal needs.

Communication and influence

  • You are an excellent communicator and networker. You make smart use of their networks to build collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders and identify business/collaboration opportunities.
  • You are wired into relevant business/innovation/policy networks and the national and international RDI ecosystem.
  • You interact on a regular basis with the unit’s partners and stakeholders, you take care of business/institutional relationships and conducts negotiations.
  • You act as an ambassador to external parties and build formal and informal links with other organizations or relevant networks to promote the unit’s activities.

Leadership and talent management

  • You inspire and motivate group leaders and teams to do their best and to achieve objectives. You recognize and reward achievements.
  • You create a culture of open collaboration, work excellence, result orientation, impact, and innovation across the unit. You help your teams face challenges and maintain a good operating standard.
  • You build strong teams that capitalize on different expertise, competencies, interdisciplinary, and backgrounds.
  • You manage and are accountable for talent management processes for the unit (i.e., recruitment, training, performance evaluation, talent management, exits, etc.). You define workforce plans to ensure availability of capabilities geared towards a sustainable operation of the unit.
  • You demonstrate exemplary behaviour and are a role model for managers and employees.

Language skills

  • Excellent level of both written and spoken English is required. Intermediate knowledge of French, German and/or Luxembourgish is a plus.


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 C2 Proficiency
    Write C2 Proficiency
    Speak C2 Proficiency


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
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
3 or more years
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Alexandre BAUDET
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