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Temporary contract | 30 months | Hautscharage


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.

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Discover our Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department

The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department of LIST is focusing on pressing environmental challenges our society is facing today. You will join the Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies (BIOTECH) research unit at LIST. We are looking for a future colleague to design, develop and assess novel food colloid reservoirs for the delivery and uptake of microalgal bioactives. 


How will you contribute?

You will work in the frame of the P-SCAN project co-funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and our industrial partner (PM-International AG) through the BRIDGES (Public-private research collaborations) program. P-SCAN project aims on the development and testing of novel protein – fibre-based Pickering particles for the stabilisation of food colloids for the oral delivery of microalgal bioactives.

It is anticipated that you will be in charge of:

  • Designing, developing, and characterising protein – fibre-based Pickering particles for stabilising micro- and nano-templates for the encapsulation of microalgal oils,
  • Assessing the colloidal stability of spray dried food powders conveying Pickering emulsions,
  • Investigating the release properties, cellular uptake, and biological activity of the formulations under in vitro semi-dynamic digestion conditions,
  • Assisting in the preparation of project reports and presentations for the funding parties (FNR, PM-International), 
  • Managing project work packages under the supervision and mentorship of the PI - christos.soukoulis@list.lu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2288-0910,
  • Contributing to the dissemination, valorisation, and transfer of RDI results (patents, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences),
  • Co-supervising junior research team members (e.g. MSc and PhD students),
  • Assisting in the preparation of research proposals for internal or external funding.

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


  • You hold a PhD degree in food science and technology, food engineering, chemical engineering or a related field and you have excellent skills in food colloids science and technology, functional foods, powder technology, encapsulation methods.

Experience and skills

You should be able to demonstrate a hands-on experience in:

  • Food colloids design for nutraceutical and food applications with particular focus on spray dried particulates and Pickering emulsions,
  • Food colloid characterisation techniques e.g. oscillatory rheology, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic and static light scattering techniques (DLS, SLS), and advanced microscopy tools such as SEM, CLSM and AFM,
  • Good understanding of in-vitro digestion models, proteomic analysis tools and gut co-culture models are desirable.
  • Knowledge of standard statistical methods is required.
  • You enjoy learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems, and taking advantage of opportunities to build further your skills.
  • You are careful, conscientious, and well organized in the lab, happy to work with others and motivated to make a difference in what you do.

Language skills

  • Good level (C1) of both written and spoken English is essential.

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

  • We kindly request applicants to provide their nationality for statistical purposes only, as part of our commitment to promoting diversity and ensuring equal opportunities in our workforce. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any discriminatory purposes.
  • LIST is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.
  • Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. An assessment committee will thoroughly evaluate applications, adhering to guidelines designed to ensure equal opportunities. The primary criteria for selection will be the alignment of the applicant's existing skills and expertise with the requirements mentioned above.
  • Please note that by applying you consent to share your application with Dr.Marcus Iken, Manager Research and Science, from PM-International AG.


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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