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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.

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How will you contribute?

The Structural Composites (SC) Unit at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is actively seeking a Senior Research & Technology Associate specializing in the field of natural fibers-reinforced polymer composites processing. This role places significant emphasis on expertise in natural fibers, particularly their pre/post-treatment and processing for natural fibers-reinforced polymer composites. The key objective is to enhance fiber/matrix interface performance in polymer composites, employing wet and dry techniques to target improved interface mechanical performance and multifunctionality. Your role also encompasses a deep understanding of bio-based composites processing and manufacturing.


The SC Unit operates under the umbrella of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department and is committed to advancing high-performance polymer-based composites. This entails customizing and processing innovative interfaces and surface treatments for fibers, with the aim of achieving specific property enhancements and multifunctionality. The unit secures funding through industrial contracts and competitive projects, both nationally and at the European level. It currently comprises two research groups, one focused on advanced composite design and manufacturing and the other on fiber-based composites and interfaces.


Within the latter group, composed of 13 people, we are actively seeking an additional expert who possesses a robust background in working with natural fibers for composite applications, accompanied by hands-on technical skills and extensive experience. Additionally, deep experience in advanced composite manufacturing and processing, utilizing various manufacturing techniques, is a must.

While scientific knowledge is invaluable, we highly value individuals who demonstrate technical adaptability, excel in equipment modification, and can adeptly design laboratory and pilot-scale equipment. You need to be a strong teamworker and communicator, as it involves collaboration within an international setting.

This permanent position is tailored for a seasoned researcher who brings a wealth of knowledge in natural fibers, surface treatments, biocomposites processing, advanced composite manufacturing and processing using diverse manufacturing techniques.


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

You hold a PhD degree Materials Science, Chemistry, Polymer-based Composites Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and wish to carry out impactful, high quality experimental research in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues.

You enjoy learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems, and taking advantage of opportunities to build your skills. You are used to communicating effectively in English, both in writing and orally, and documenting your work.

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.

Knowledge of computer aided design software and experience with additive manufacturing are important for this position.


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


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
8 or more years
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Alexandre BAUDET
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