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Temporary contract | 48 months (14 months initial contract) | 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 activities: https://www.list.lu/en/materials/


How will you contribute?

 You will be mainly in charge of:

  • Performing research, development, and innovation along the direction of the PhD research topic, with active feedback/guidance from her/his supervisor and leveraging his established expertise in the nanofabrication and nanoengineering.
  • Characterization of the Nanostructured Materials/Interfaces (geometry, physicochemical characteristics, chemical composition)
  • Continuously improving your competences within scope of the doctoral thesis work and program
  • Preparing periodic reports consisting of the experimental progress and including your own analysis for discussion with the supervisor
  • Continuously striving to bring new ideas, and to propose new experiments in support of the PhD research plan
  • Preparing presentations for internal/external dissemination (either as oral, or as poster presentations, or as demonstrations)
  • Following doctoral program diligently to ensure that the requirements for the award of the doctoral degree are adequately met
  • Ensure all information is stored and labelled in designated project folder, suitable for retrieval and use.
  • Ensure that the lab notebook is up to date, filled and signed by a witness
  • Identifying any gaps in your work/understanding to address them effectively through trainings or other measures to be taken in coordination with your thesis supervisor.
  • Ensuring Health, Safety and Environment - related instructions are followed
  • Ensuring an ethical code of conduct is always respected in workplace, and to raise issues if any to the supervisor, management, or the LIST Ethics committee.
  • Maintaining friendly and professional communications with co-workers, and external collaborating partners.


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


  •  Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, micro/nanotechnology, or related topics.

Experience and skills

  •  Ability to take initiatives and being able to analyze her/his work critically is expected.
  •  Internship experience in one or more of the topics of surfaces, interfaces, colloids, micro/nanofabrication, and materials characterization is desired.
  •  Prior knowledge of micro and nanotechnologies, nanostructure and surface characterization principles, colloids and interfaces, and researching bibliography, acquired through prior internships or coursework is desired.
  •  Deep motivation for experimental research work is necessary, as the thesis work would involve efficiently learning a range of experimental techniques and coordinating her/his experimental work in different laboratories.

Language skills

  •  Excellent spoken, and written communication skills in English is Mandatory
  •  French Language skills are a 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 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

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.


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.


PhD additional conditions:

  • Supervisor at LIST: Dr. Sivashankar KRISHNAMOORTHY (sivashankar.krishnamoorthy@list.lu)
  •  Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg
  • PhD enrolment: University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg

Candidates shall be available for starting their position in autumn 2024. Please note that university enrolment fees (currently 200 EUR per semester) must be covered by the successful applicant.

Your master diploma must be recognized in Luxembourg. Please refer to:





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 C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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