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Permanent contract | Fulltime/40h | Belval


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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You will be part of the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) unit which is focusing its RDI activities on new instrumentation, processes and methodologies in the fields of thin film processing and nano-analytics. The RDI chain of the SIPT unit spans from fundamental science all the way up to industrial scale demonstrators. Particularly, the researcher will be integrated into the Plasma Process Engineering (PPE) group. The PPE group develops fundamental and technological expertise in the area of vapor deposition processes for advanced coatings and surfaces. The group focuses on its recognized expertise in Research and Development of both Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes for surface modification and the synthesis of functional polymer thin films and functional inorganic coatings.


How will you contribute?

In the framework of national and international projects of the PPE group, you will be in charge of research activities in the field of advanced vapor deposition processes development and thin film catalysts synthesis by CVD and PVD. The main mission of the R&T Associate is to conduct research, development and innovation in the aforementioned field. You will define and participate in the definition of RDI projects and be the PI of some of these RDI projects and you will intervene in the framework of projects of the PPE group and report to the group leader.

You will mainly:

  • Lead and contribute to RDI projects focussing on the development of new knowledge, technology bricks, prototypes, etc. oriented by clients’ needs
  • Formulate innovative scientific and technological concepts and write corresponding proposals for funding application
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the projects (write technical reports, make presentations at workshops, produce scientific publications, including as first author)
  • Actively collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally and externally
  • Participate in mentoring and training of Junior R&T Associates and undergraduates/trainees and supervise or co-supervise PhD students
  • Be responsible for the realisation of deliverables in the expected time frame
  • Disseminate, valorise and transfer RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences)
  • Develop scientific and technological networks


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


You hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Materials Sciences, or a related field of Engineering Sciences, combined with a pronounced taste for experiments, teamwork spirit and strong motivation. Additionally, you have a strong experimental skills in the field of chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition of thin films for energy applications. You have a record of excellence in the synthesis, engineering and electrochemical characterisation of thin film catalysts as evidenced through peer-reviewed journal publications and possess a sound experience in valorising scientific and technological results.


First experience in grant writing will be considered as a strong asset. On top of this, you’re highly motivated and strong team worker. You are fluent in English (both written and oral). You’re the one we’re 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:

  • 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 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;
  • Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Maison des Matériaux, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg;
  • Candidates shall be available for starting their position in summer 2024 (Negotiable) 


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
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
4 or more years
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Carolina DE LEON
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