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Temporary contract | 24 months | Full-time/40h | Hautcharage


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/

Discover our Materials department: https://www.list.lu/en/materials/


You’d like to contribute as a researcher? 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.

This job position is linked to the Sustainable Composite Materials & Manufacturing (SCMM) Innovation Centre, which is an initiative aiming at turning materials innovations into demonstrators addressing challenges in transport sectors towards zero‐emission mobility solutions. The program is endorsed by leading companies in the automotive, rail, aeronautics, and space sectors.


How will you contribute?

You will play a crucial role in the synthesis and characterization of materials developed by our research team.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in materials science and support our efforts in scaling up synthesis activities.

Materials Synthesis and Characterization:

  • Undertake the synthesis and characterization of materials developed by our research team.
  • Utilize various techniques and instruments for material synthesis, including but not limited to chemical reactors, spectroscopy, microscopy, and thermal analysis.
  • Ensure the accuracy and reliability of experimental results through meticulous attention to detail and adherence to established protocols.

Scaling Up Synthesis Activities:

  • Support our team in scaling up synthesis activities from laboratory-scale to larger production scales.
  • Collaborate with researchers and engineers to optimize synthesis processes for improved efficiency and scalability.
  • Conduct experiments and analyses to assess the scalability and performance of synthesized materials.

Laboratory responsibilities:

  • Assist the operation and maintenance of the laboratory, ensuring a safe and productive working environment.
  • Contribute to laboratory resources, including the procurement of consumables, equipment maintenance, and inventory management.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization within the laboratory space to uphold high standards of safety and efficiency.

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

You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Chemistry / Polymer Science or a related field with proven experience in materials synthesis and characterization techniques. Familiarity with scaling up synthesis processes from laboratory to production scale is a plus, along with strong laboratory skills and proficiency in operating a wide range of laboratory equipment and instruments.

Excellent organizational and time-management abilities are required to effectively prioritize tasks, while strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for collaborative work in a multidisciplinary team environment. Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and safety in the laboratory are paramount, along with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and work efficiently in a dynamic research environment.


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 meters, 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, 11 public holidays, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers;
  • Personalized learning program to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills;
  • 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;
  • A scientific CV with contact details;
  • List of publications and / or 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 B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
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