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Compulsory internship contract – 6 months | Fulltime/40h | From 01.06.2024 on | Bascharage


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.



You ‘d like to contribute as an intern? Join our Materials Research and Technology department

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

The department also includes four high-tech platforms, focusing on composites, prototyping, characterization and testing. These platforms serve both LIST research staff, and other stakeholders in Luxembourg.


How will you contribute?

The Functional Polymers Unit at LIST is currently pursuing work across multiple fronts related to sustainable polymeric materials.

These efforts include the development of bio-based polymers and reinforcing phases, inherently reworkable / repairable / recyclable thermosets ("vitrimers"), allcellulose composites, and their adaptation to a range of processing approaches. These include additive manufacturing, composite formation via compression and resin transfer molding, reactive extrusion and melt compounding.


While a broad range of materials and processes are of interest in this context, the overarching goal is the same: generate new materials combining performance and sustainability and demonstrate efficient, scalable processes enabling their transformation into useful parts.

You will be integrated into a specific effort based on your background, profile and interests.

In this context, your work will consist of the following:

-        Pursuing a specific sub-topic related to ongoing development of novel polymeric materials and associated process approaches.

-        Reviewing the research literature related to their sub-topic.

-        Safely and efficiently carrying out and documenting the associated lab work


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


Be a last year undergraduate student (Master 2) in Polymer Science I Engineering, Materials Science / Engineering, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering,

Process Engineering or a related field

Experience and skills

You should:

-        Be interested about sustainable materials.

-        Have a desire to perform experimental research in a lab environment.

-        Display a clear commitment to safe working practices.

Skills and knowledge

-        Communicate effectively and work well with required others.

-        Knowledge of the preparation and / or characterization of polymers and I or composites is desired.

-        Previous experience with 3D printing, composite preparation and I or melt-processing would be an asset.


Language skills

Good level both written and spoken English.

French is an asset.


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 such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and top of the range 3D/4D printings that are part of our toolkit for excelling in all we do;

Multicultural and international work environment with more than 45 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 for a full time internship, 11 public holidays per annum, flexible working hours,

An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas.


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Your application must include a motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience.


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.


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
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