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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.



You‘d like to contribute as an intern? Join our Environmental Research and Innovation department

The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, made up of 200 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers, provides the interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technologies to lead solutions including the major environmental challenges facing society, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.

How will you contribute?

Land surface temperature (LST) indicates the thermal status of land surface as a consequence of the land-atmosphere exchange of energy and water fluxes. It is immensely sensitive to soil water content variations and carries the imprints of surface water stress. Meanwhile, LST is also affected by atmospheric demand for water through evaporative cooling. As with the drying and warming climate under global change, accurate retrieval of LST at a high spatio-temporal resolution is a pressing need. In this case, multiple high-resolution thermal infrared (TIR) missions including ESA’s Land Surface Temperature Monitoring (LSTM), the Franco-Indian joint Thermal infraRed Imaging Satellite for High-resolution Natural resource Assessment (TRISHNA), and NASA’s Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) are planned, which will facilitate LST mapping and its subsequent applications in agriculture, ecosystem, and urban thermal environment among the others.


The ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS), positioned on the International Space Station (ISS) on 29 June 2018, is a pathfinder for the future TIR missions. It collects thermal images in five bands between 8 and 12.5 μm with a high spatio-temporal resolution at varying times of the day. The spatial coverage is between ±52° latitude over the globe. The pixel size after resampling at the nadir is ~70 × 70 m. The average revisit time is approximately 1-5 days, depending on the latitude. The high spatio-temporal resolution ECOSTRESS data provide an unprecedented opportunity for monitoring terrestrial ecosystems with largely improved spatial detail and timeliness.

You will be mainly in charge of:

  • ECOSTRESS Collection data preparation
  • Implementation of LST retrieval algorithms on ECOSTRESS data
  • Evaluation of the retrieved ECOSTRESS LST by comparing against in-situ measurements and the other alternative ECOSTRESS LST products.


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


Master student with Knowledge in remote sensing physics or quantitative remote sensing, good skills in Python, Matlab and large volume data processing.

Language skills

Good level both written and spoken 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 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 54 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
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