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Temporary contract | 14+22+12 months | Belvaux


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/

Discover our Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department


How will you contribute?

You will work within the EH group and further develop existing relevant complex 3D in vitro models. Your main tasks will be the exploration in how existing microscopy techniques can be applied to better understand the results observed in complex in vitro models. To this end the successful candidate will contribute to the hazard assessment of chemicals using the models applying the available in vitro models. The candidate will also contribute to the further development, pre-validation and application of new in vitro models with a focus on pulmonary toxicity.

You will contribute to an externally financed project “TuLi - Implementation of a multi-OMICs workflow to derive human reference points and health-based guidance values (HBGVs) from quantitative in vitro data” by:

  • Conducting systematic literature reviews.
  • Identifying new concepts and proposals for cell models.
  • Developing strategies to combine various organs in in vitro models.
  • Experimenting in the TuLi project under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff.
  • Analysing experimental results to validate developments.
  • Managing the daily research activities allowing the smooth progress of the PhD project.
  • Collaborating with other researchers to promote interdisciplinary activities.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Making presentations at workshops with guidance and prior internal review.
  • Participating in conferences and workshops.
  • Disseminating and publishing research results in top-ranked scientific journals and conferences.
  • Contributing to the valorisation of RDI results.


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

You have a MSc in biology, molecular biology, cell biology, toxicology or similar and you should have done a MSc thesis in the field of cell culture. You should possess expertise in cell culture, molecular biology, and an interest in microscopy techniques. Valuable experience would include 3D in vitro models, handling of nanomaterials and chemicals and basic cell toxicology.

On top of this you’re fluent in English ? you’re the one we are looking for !


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


PhD additional conditions:

  • Supervisor at LIST: Dr Tommaso Serchi.
  • Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg
  • PhD enrolment: University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg

Please note the universities costs are at the charge of the student.



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 C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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