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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 teams

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” activities, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. The materials research and technology activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

This 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.


How will you contribute?

The researcher will lead the development of new precursors for sustainable polymers, focusing on the utilization of renewable resources and enhancing end-of-life options. Key responsibilities will include the synthesis and crosslinking of these precursors, employing advanced chemistries. Additionally, the role involves comprehensive molecular, thermal/mechanical, and rheological characterization of both the precursors and the resultant materials. The objective is to achieve performance levels suitable for a variety of applications, ensuring the development of environmentally friendly materials. The researcher will be responsible for developing effective thermoset resins and producing materials at a kilogram scale to advance demonstrators.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Lead the synthesis and crosslinking of polymer precursors using advanced chemistries.

·       Conduct thorough molecular, thermal/mechanical, and rheological characterization of materials.

·       Develop and optimize sustainable polymer formulations for advanced manufacturing processes.

·       Produce sufficient quantities of materials (kg scale) for testing and demonstrator development.

·       Participate in regular meetings and effectively communicate findings both orally and in written form.

·       Take a leading role in the protection and dissemination of research outcomes.

·       Collaborate constructively with a diverse team of colleagues, contributing to the group's and institution's success in an applied industrial context.

·       Stay updated with advancements in sustainable polymer technologies and integrate new findings into ongoing projects.

·       Participate in writing and leading sections of research project proposals.


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

You hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field, and are eager to conduct impactful, high-quality experimental research in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues.


You thrive on learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems, and seizing opportunities to enhance your skills.

You are proficient in English, both written and oral (minimum certified B2 level), and are adept at documenting your work meticulously.

You are careful, conscientious, and well-organized in the lab, enjoy working with others, and are motivated to make a meaningful impact through your work.


A proven ability to publish in high-impact journals and secure patents is required. A proven ability to publish in high-impact journals and secure patents is required. Demonstrated experience in working with perspective polymeric materials in advanced applications beyond composites, such as sensors and electro-stimulable devices, is a significant plus.

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 patents

·     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
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
2 or more years
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Alexandre BAUDET
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