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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.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https://www.list.lu/



How will you contribute? 

  • Formulate and Explore Spin-off Opportunities: Work autonomously to identify and explore spin-off opportunities arising from breakthrough research and technology insights within the LIST ecosystem.
  • Review and Assess Business Potential: Evaluate internal research and innovation projects to assess their business potential and alignment with LIST's strategic objectives.
  • Manage Spin-off Launch: Lead the preparation and launch of spin-off ventures in collaboration with researchers and external stakeholders, including private equity firms, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and business angels.
  • Intellectual Property Management: Identify opportunities for intellectual property protection and support in developing strategies for IP management.
  • Support Strategic Functions: Provide support to various strategic functions such as finance, sales, marketing, and technology to ensure the growth of spin-off ventures in their early stages.
  • Advisory Role: Advise and support researchers in defining and implementing selling strategies, financial management, and fundraising efforts for spin-off ventures.
  • Promotion and Communication: Develop and implement communication strategies to promote spin-off ventures and attract potential investors and partners.
  • Networking and Relationship Building: Identify and engage with potential investors, accelerator partners, and entrepreneurs to build a network supportive of LIST ventures.
  • Technology Transfer: Attract entrepreneurs to LIST technologies and facilitate technology transfer processes.


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


  • Bac+5, relevant master’s degree

Experience and skills

  • Relevant Experience in Startup Management: Demonstrated experience in managing and leading startup ventures, with a track record of success in navigating the challenges and opportunities inherent in the startup ecosystem.
  • Technology Translation Expertise: Proven ability to translate cutting-edge research and technology into viable business ventures, with a keen understanding of the commercialization process and market dynamics.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: A proactive and forward-thinking approach, coupled with a willingness to take calculated risks and explore new opportunities in pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • Results Orientation: Strong results-driven mentality with a demonstrated ability to deliver on objectives and drive projects to successful outcomes.
  • Business Acumen: Deep understanding of all aspects of business, including intellectual property, research and development, finance, manufacturing, marketing, and sales, with a keen sense for value creation.
  • Financial Judgment: Proficiency in key startup metrics and financial analysis, with the ability to make sound financial judgments and strategic decisions.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including researchers, investors, partners, and customers.
  • Team Collaboration: A collaborative and team-oriented approach, with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Marketing and Selling Strategies: Capacity to develop and implement relevant marketing and selling strategies to promote startup ventures and drive business growth.
  • Legal Documentation: Comfortable working with legal documentation, including shareholder agreements, IP licensing, contracts, and non-disclosure agreements, with a keen attention to detail.

Language Skills:

  • Proficient in English as a business language; knowledge of French or German will be considered an asset, given our location and international collaborations.


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 detailed CV


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, colour, 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.




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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