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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 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 Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department


How will you contribute?

We are seeking a talented and motivated Research and Development Engineer to join our dynamic team. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and adapting bioprocess-related methods and unit operations or software tools for testing, analysing, and process purposes. In addition, you will play a pivotal role in defining new processes, methods, protocols, systems, and solutions to meet the requirements of our R&D and transfer projects.


This position will provide R&D plus innovation support to the Downstream Bioprocessing Group, which is part of the Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies Unit.



We are looking for a motivated bioprocess engineer with a significant background in:

  • Sample preparation of biological samples.
  • Analysis of samples (biochemical, molecular biological methods);


You will share the charge of the monitoring and troubleshooting of the equipment of the facility with other engineers. The work will include the maintenance and tuning of instruments and the development of new processes. Additionally, you will be involved in the general management of the laboratories.


You will have an active part in the validation of the experimental schemes and organisation (e.g. reservation/availability of the adequate material) in:

  • Design, develop, and adapt operations, methods or software tools for testing, analysing, measuring and processing.
  • Define new processes, methods, protocols, systems, and solutions to comply with R&D project requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports and presentations.
  • Contribute to the dissemination, valorisation, and transfer of RDI results (patents, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences),
  • Consider limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost during the development process.
  • Understand the research topic and implications of developments/improvements.
  • Teach users, including LIST staff and external users, on the use of developed instruments and tools.
  • Contribute to the definition of development projects within their field of expertise.
  • Play an active role in acquiring funding to support the development of technical expertise.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements and maintain a state-of-the-art understanding of their technological field.

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


Master degree in (Bio)chemical Engineering, Process Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Applied Life Sciences, Microbiology, or related field.

Experience and skills

  • Proven experience in designing and developing bioprocesses, with emphasis on downstream processing and bioprocess analytics.
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively.
  • Proficiency in relevant programming languages and software tools will be considered advantageous.
  • Prior experience in acquiring funding for technical projects is preferred.
  • Ability to stay updated with the latest advancements and maintain a keen interest in technological innovation.


Language skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Working languages is English; French and/or German are of advantage.


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.


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 B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
  • Read B1 Intermediate
    Write B1 Intermediate
    Speak B1 Intermediate
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