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Permanent contract | Fulltime/40h | Belval


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 will be part of the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) unit which is focusing its RDI activities on new instrumentation, processes and methodologies in the fields of nano-analytics and thin film processing. The RDI chain of the SIPT unit spans from fundamental science all the way up to industrial scale demonstrators. Particularly, the researcher will be integrated into the Advanced Instrumentation for Nano-Analytics (AINA) group (https://www.list.lu/en/materials/scientific-instrumentation-and-process-technology/group/advanced-instrumentation-for-nano-analytics/). The AINA group focuses on the development of scientific instruments based on charged particle beams and laser beams and correlative workflows taking advantage of these instruments. The group’s R&D activity covers fundamental investigations, instrument development and application development. We are a multi-disciplinary team giving the group the complete spectrum of know-how that is required to convert innovative ideas and concepts into prototype instruments.

How will you contribute?


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conceptualizing and developing novel laser-based techniques (both linear and non-linear) for diagnostics of all states of matter, as well as for particle manipulation;
  • Elaborating and testing novel scientific and technological concepts for nano-analytical techniques based on laser technologies;
  • Defining and leading new project activities in this field, including writing and submitting proposals for competitive funding and collaborating with industrial partners such as instrument manufacturers;
  • Actively collaborating with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally and externally;
  • Mentoring post-doc researchers and PhD students participating in these projects;
  •  Disseminating, valorising and transferring RDI results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences, etc.);
  • Participating in the management of the group’s laboratories and taking charge of some of the group’s instruments, including fulfilling the equipment quality and compliance follow-up and training the users;
  • Reporting to the group leader.


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

You hold a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, or a related field of Engineering Sciences. You have a proven expertise in light-matter interactions for diagnostic purposes and/or for particle manipulation purposes, including e.g. neutral gas flow diagnostics, plasma diagnostics, optical tweezers and post ionization mechanisms. Additionally, you have notions of photon-atom and photon-ion interactions, e.g. in the context of ionization processes. You are an experimentalist but are also familiar with simulation tools in the relevant field. You have experience in grant writing and possess a sound experience in valorising scientific and technological results. On top of this, you’re highly motivated and have a strong teamworking spirit. You are fluent in English (both written and oral). You’re the one we’re looking for!


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 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.

Additional information:

  • If you need more information contact: Dr. Alexandros Gerakis - alexandros.gerakis@list.lu or Dr. Tom Wirtz - tom.wirtz@list.lu
  • Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg


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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Required work experience in years
5 or more years
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