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Temporary contract | 24 months | Hautcharage


Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a leading Research and Technology Organization (RTO) dedicated to advancing the frontiers of science and technology in the domains of materials, environmental sciences, and information technology. Committed to the seamless integration of cutting-edge research and innovation, LIST translates scientific insights into transformative technologies, intelligent data solutions, and innovative tools. You will join the Structural Composite Unit and the Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Composite (DMAC) research group of Materials Research and Technology (MRT) department. The DMAC research group combines expertise in computational performance evaluation, design and performance optimization, and innovative manufacturing process development.

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How will you contribute?

Join our dynamic team with this exciting job opportunity focused on the development of the process modelling of an innovative approach for producing thick wound structure made of (recyclable) reactive thermoplastic resin targeting sustainable H2 tank storage applications.

The aeronautics sector is preparing for the third generation of composite materials to decrease its dependency on petroleum-based resources. The demands for composites are expected to continuously grow up to 2040. The VITRICOMB project, to be carried out by Euro-Composites group and Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), aims at the investigation of novel and innovative composite materials for aeronautics relying on bio-based vitrimer resins that can be recycled. The VITRICOMB project aims at synthetising new vitrimers formulation and investigating their potential for making composite materials for aeronautic applications at lab scale. Recycling strategies will be assessed enabling to determine the most promising recycling route for the future.

The Euro-Composites and LIST collaborative research project, considering the market need and expected trends, is unique opportunity for proposing to aircraft manufacturers a disruptive industrial solution for composite materials enabling an economical recycling through component recovery and re-use. The VITRICOMB project is targeting on the sole use of vitrimers resin in the whole composite sandwich structure, including both the honeycomb and the laminate skin without the incorporation of other non-recyclable resin types. VITRICOMB will contribute to transfer research from laboratory to industry, starting from a technology readiness level (TRL) 2 (technology concept formulated) resulting in a TRL 5 (technology validated in relevant environment), to be demonstrated by a composite sandwich panel and an aircraft interior part made thereof.

This position provides a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of transformative advancements in sustainable composite manufacturing technology.

Your activities will include:

  • Leading the Design of Experiment and advanced characterization data analysis enabling the demonstration of the use of sustainable Vitrimers resin instead of the current phenolics resin.
  • Coordinate the internal and external support activities for advanced characterization (FST, thermal analysis, micro -tomography, mechanical testing) , and the internal manufacturing activities ( prepreg manufacturing, autoclave consolidation, core manufacturing) with the R&D engineer and technicians.
  • Responsible for the understanding of the process induced changes, both at morphological and material levels and associated multi-scale/multi-field methods developments, including mechanical testing, destructive and non-destructive inspection, thermo-physical analysis, assessment of Vitrimers functionalities at the composite level
  • Define process window for both preprep & core manufacturing as well as the conditions of sandwich composite assembly
  • Contribute to the upscale the process at prototype level.
  • Contribution to the process modelling and performance prediction by providing reliable experimental data set in interaction with modelling/simulation experts.


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


  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Specialization in composite processing, polymer or composite material advanced characterisation
  • Experience with Liquid composite moulding, autoclave consolidation, particularly for vitrimer is a plus.
  • Experience on work package management, in space/aeronautics environment is a plus.
  • Excellent organisation skills and multi-tasking capacity
  • Good communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams including the industrial partners.
  • Detail-oriented approach for experimental data management.
  • Excellent job autonomy in the management of technical, time management and organizational issues.
  • Outstanding internal and external reporting qualities
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral.


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
  • 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 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
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