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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.

Hydrogen based energy is an important pillar to meet future energy demands in a renewable and sustainable manner. The EU-project ECOHYDRO, just started in January 2024, targets the reduction of whole lifetime costs of hydrogen storage technologies, the development of environmentally sustainable and circular storage systems, all the while ensuring the safety of the innovative hydrogen storage technologies, through the development of filament wound composite hydrogen storage tanks using high strength carbon fibers, low viscosity thermoplastic liquid resin and instant in-situ photopolymerization. Above its outstanding processing ability, Elium© resin offers the potential to enhance the product overall performance and characteristics in particular the post-forming and joining technologies of hydrogen tank into non-cylindrical shape to maximize the volumetric hydrogen storage capacity.

Within this project, involving 15 industrial and academic partners, you will contribute to the concept demonstration by investigating experimentally the inter-relationship between the performance-process-thermophysical properties included by the post forming, joining and repair technologies. Above the understanding of the process induced potential defects, such as voids and delamination as function of processing parameters, the role of additives in the formulation on the driven physics (formability, healing, thermal withstand, consolidation) will be analyzed experimentally at the material, laminate level, and wound structure level.

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

Your activities will include:

  • Leading the Design of Experiment and advanced characterization data analysis enabling the demonstration of the repair and post forming process as well as the definition of process window
  • Understanding of the process induced changes, both at morphological and material levels and associated multi-scale/multi-field methods developments (micro-Tomography, mechanical testing GIC, GIIC, flatwise tensile …)
  • Upscale the process at prototype (ring) level demonstrating the concept of repair and post forming.
  • Contribution to the design and performance prediction through the interaction with modelling experts and the correlation with experimental data
  • Contribution to the process modelling by providing reliable experimental data sets.


 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, composite material characterisation, thermoplastic composite welding/joining
  • Experience with Liquid reactive thermoplastic for composite like Elium©, particularly for structural composite is a plus.
  • Experience on work package management is a plus.
  • Good communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams including the industrial partners.
  • 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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