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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.

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How will you contribute?

You will be contributing to the research and development of the software platform for the BESSER project, aimed at building better smart software faster. By smart software we mean software that combines traditional and AI-based components.

In particular, you’ll be working on the development of new modelling languages and model transformation techniques to facilitate the specification of smart systems, including both the behaviour and characteristics of the smart components and how they interact with the other “traditional” ones. Not only by technical experts but also by non-technical ones. As such, work will also include the conceptualization of importers able to leverage existing organizational information to create initial models to be refined afterwards.

A combination of modelling techniques (metamodeling, DSLs, model-to-model, text-to-model, model-to-text,…) will be used.

You will be in charge of:

  • Extending the BESSER platform with new languages and other model-driven artefacts that facilitate the specification and generation of smart systems.
  • Build importers able to create initial versions of the models from sources of (un)structured data
  • Participate in research papers and materials presenting and promoting the platform

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

You should have a master’s or PhD degree in a scientific, technological or engineering field

You should possess expertise in :

  • General modelling languages (such as UML) or knowledge engineering expertise
  • Domain-specific languages and software model manipulation
  • Data analysis / data science
  • Information retrieval, especially applying ML/AI techniques
  • Conducting and publishing research in these topics
  • And an excellent level of both written and spoken English and intermediate knowledge of French, German and/or Luxembourgish is a plus.


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