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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.

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

Discover our Materials department: https://www.list.lu/en/materials/


How will you contribute?

As an Experienced Partnership Officer for EU funding programs, you will be part of our international team at LIST-MRT in Luxembourg. We are looking for an experienced European Funding Expert who can lead our EU related business development efforts, identify relevant programs and secure funding for research projects by closely interacting with our research teams. Your primary responsibility will be to support the acquisition, management, and implementation of EU-funded projects and to manage any activities and events related to EU funding programs. Importantly, your responsibility will also include the management of the MRT strategy in the context of EU funding (coordination with EU programs, alignment with EU research policies, participation in materials related European Technology Platforms, anticipation of fundraising efforts, improved visibility of LIST materials research and technology, liaising with national contact points, etc.). You will report directly to the head of the partnership and business development team of MRT.


As an Experienced Partnership Officer, your key responsibilities and main tasks include:


  • Define and implement a dedicated strategy to improve the EU funding in MRT activities
  • Identify and anticipate key EU project calls that fit the MRT strategy and its assets
  • Improve the positioning of MRT and LIST in the EU research policy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with EU funding programs, partner organizations (especially RTOs), and other stakeholders in the research community influencing the EU agenda


  • Strongly support the PIs for setting up strong consortia and for reinforcing the quality and consistency of proposals
  • Support the start of granted EU projects (preparation of grant agreement, etc.)
  • Support the execution of running EU-funded projects (dissemination tasks, reporting, project events, etc.)
  • Supporting policy efforts within projects by drafting policy recommendations and advocating policy goals of the organization.
  • Offering informative services to the LIST MRT team


  • Represent and effectively defend LIST and MRT in strategic positioning initiatives and influencing bodies
  • Support the organization of LIST and MRT events (e.g. LIST Tech Day, etc.)
  • Leveraging an extensive network of contacts within industries and research organizations to identify new funding opportunities


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


  • A master or a PhD Degree in Engineering/Science or a related field, with strong project management skills.
  • Having an MBA is a plus.

Experience and skills

  • Deep knowledge of EU funding programs (e.g. Horizon, ERC, EIC, Cleansky +, MSCA) in the field of materials research and track record of securing funding within these programs.
  • Proven experience in managing EU-funded international projects, project development, project acquisition, consortium building, and proposal writing.
  • Good knowledge of EU affairs, rules, regulations, policies, and processes.
  • Excellence in technology and market impact analysis
  • Good understanding of Intellectual Property (IP) management.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role within research and technology organizations.

Personal attributes

  • Able to work well in an international environment.
  • Excellent presentation and networking skills.
  • Well-organized with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to take the initiative, prioritize tasks, and work under set deadlines.
  • Flexibility to travel for work.
  • Hands-on and result-oriented, with a can-do mentality.
  • Strong and well-developed interpersonal skills with an appetite to share key and consistent information.
  • A good team player but also able to work independently.

Language skills

  • Fluency in 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 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
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