LIST website - Job offers Latest job offers from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology website. Legal Advisor (M/F) In the Legal department, as Legal Advisor, you will be mainly in charge of:
  • Drafting, negotiating or reviewing of a broad range of agreements, including consortium agreements, licensing agreements, terms of use, provision of services, NDAs, etc.
  • Advising on the new General Data Protection Regulation
  • Advising on different areas of expertise: mainly, intellectual property, European state aid regulations, public procurement, insurance, creation of spin off, etc.
  • Participating in the development of internal legal documentation of the LIST and the legal watch in the fields of interest for the LIST
Research engineer in data collection and processing (M/F) LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate who will work on topics related to data collection and processing. In this context, the candidate will contribute to the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in this area, by modelling and implementing systems that can capture data from multiple heterogeneous sources and interpret targeted indicators. Two main directions will be addressed. The first considers mobile devices attached to a user as a means of profiling his/her behaviour or context and thereby recommend actions to be taken. The second considers fixed sensors deployed across Luxembourg and regularly retrieving information to a central decision point, serving as a basis for managing a waste collection service. The candidate will also be in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, patents, prototype development or technical reports. Scope of responsibilities:
  • Define software architectures that consider devices with limited energy, computational and storage resources.
  • Set up databases allowing the aggregation and indexing of heterogeneous data types.
  • Use artificial intelligence techniques to address data prediction, interpolation or anomaly detection issues. User profiling methods will be investigated.
  • Set up advanced visualisation interfaces presenting collected and interpreted information under various views.
  • Develop SW prototypes that implement the aforementioned points. It is for instance expected a mobile navigation prototype for professional drivers, and potentially another one recommending actions to a user based on his/her perceived behaviour.
Technicien en maintenance (M/F)
  • Préparation d’échantillons
  • Maintenance préventive et curative des équipements
  • Suivi des équipements
  • Métrologie
  • Vous serez en charge des différents équipements des laboratoires. Vous serez en contact direct avec les responsables d’équipements afin de faire les diagnostics de panne, les réparations et la calibration des équipements. Vous ferez la maintenance préventive et curative et proposerez des solutions adaptées à un redémarrage rapide. Vous serez amené à effectuer des opérations d’entretien courant des matériels collectifs : centrale d’eau pure, réseau gaz, brûleur, hottes de chimie, circuit secondaire de refroidissement, etc.
    Dans le contexte mentionné ci-dessus, votre mission consistera entre autre :
    • Vérification de l’état des équipements au niveau des fluides (gaz, eau, etc.)
    • Gestion de déchets chimiques (acides, bases, solvants)
    • Gestion du matériel de maintenance de l’atelier
    • Diagnostics des pannes des équipements de laboratoire
    • Maintenances préventives et curatives
    • Démontage et nettoyage des chambres des procédés
    • Contact et gestion des fournisseurs en cas de demande de support externe
    • Suivi des commandes des pièces nécessaires à la maintenance
    • Suivi des contrats de maintenance des équipements
    • Intervenir sur l’infrastructure du laboratoire (circuit de refroidissement, centrale de distribution des gaz, sorbonnes, etc.)
    • Installation et raccordement d’équipement
    • Gestion des bouteilles de gaz de procédés (commandes, branchement, évacuation)
    • Implémentation des procédures de maintenance (BKM)
    • Participation aux réunions de laboratoire
    IT Technician (M/F) En tant que IT Technician rattaché à l’équipe IT Operations du département Systèmes d’Informations, vous renforcerez l’équipe technique en charge de procéder à l’évolution, le renouvellement et la maintenance du parc micro-informatique et bureautique sur les différents sites du LIST.

    Vous serez principalement en charge de :
    • Planifier et réaliser le déploiement du renouvellement du parc micro-informatique (plusieurs centaines de postes de travail)
    • Réaliser les déploiements des matériels (portables ou fixes), de Windows 7 sur des postes de travail actuellement en Windows XP
    • Déployer et installer différents logiciels bureautiques 
    • Diagnostiquer des pannes d’ordre matériel ou logiciel pouvant intervenir sur différentes marques de postes de travail et effectuer le dépannage
    • Suivre et traiter les incidents signalés par les utilisateurs
    • Être en support et assister techniquement les utilisateurs en intégrant les données liées à leur environnement professionnel
    • Intervenir sur les postes de travail sur sites ou à distance pour y installer des composants logiciels et/ou matériels
    Internal Communication Officer (H/F) The Internal Communication team, part of the CEO Office, is currently looking for an Internal Communications Officer on a 5-month fixed-term basis on parental leave cover. 

    • Write articles and other content for the intranet website, internal newsletter and other media in English;
    • Proofread publications and documents written in English;
    • Participate in the organization of internal and social events;
    • Assist the Internal Communication Manager in the implementation and development of the Internal Communication strategy;
    • Participate in the definition of communication action plans.
    Researcher in Cell Biology (M/F) The applicant will work in the framework of projects aiming at further development, pre-validation and application of new in vitro models for lung toxicity, for which currently there is a lack of models in the field of alternative methods. The projects are designed to help bridge the technical and funding gap between research-driven discoveries and their commercialisation/utilisation, thereby enhancing the impact of Luxembourg’s research on economy and society.
    The applicant’s main tasks will be related to recently funded projects in which a set of assays will be applied and further developed along the TRL scale with the final aim to commercialise these assays. Her/his main mission is to actively contribute to research, development and innovation and to participate to the definition and contribution to newly developed RDI projects.

    She/he will mainly be asked to:
    • Develop, plan and perform 3D in vitro exposure experiments
    • Formulate innovative/scientific/ technologic concepts in relation to these assays
    • Take over autonomously entire tasks of the RDI projects
    • Develop new knowledge, protocols, techniques
    • Actively engage in the further development of existing in vitro models
    • Actively propose potential improvements and test them for their added value
    • Engage in patent formulation where appropriate
    The applicant is also expected to intervene on the following tasks:
    • Contribute to RDI project development/work packages
    • Disseminate results in form of high impact scientific publications (including as first author), write technical reports when required, make presentations at workshops/conferences
    • Actively contribute to the development of collaborative projects with industry; Being a force of proposal to this regard
    • Develop scientific and technological networks
    Group Leader "Environmental Policies" (M/F) The SUSTAIN Unit empowers innovation via four expertise areas: 1) life cycle sustainability assessment 2) environmental health 3) sustainable energy systems and 4) environmental policies (EPs).
    You will join the SUSTAIN Unit and you will lead the environmental policies (EPs) research development and innovation group, which counts today about nine people. The group provides RDI based support to national and EU authorities as well as companies (especially SMEs) in the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies and related technologies, e.g. on chemicals, waste, industrial installations (national “Commodo” law) and soil. This support includes, among others, the preparation of tools, methods and guidelines for companies and authorities, Helpdesk services (high reactivity support), knowledge transfer (via the Betriber&Emwelt platform) and the provision of regulatory expertise (opinions, reports, analyses).
    Your mission is to manage and leverage the EPs RDI Group to develop and maintain a sustainable project portfolio supporting national and EU authorities as well as companies in defining and implementing environmental policies. Thanks to proven project management and proposals definition experiences, you will accelerate the growth of the group activities.

    In this context your tasks will mainly be, but not limited to:

    Project definition and group management:
    • Define and propose a strategy for the group, which supports national/EU authorities in defining environmental policies and enables private companies to apply them. Implement the group’s strategy and adapt it if required
    • Overall management, coordination and performance follow-up of the research group: lead a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of researchers and create a stimulating and satisfying work environment within the group, assume the operational responsibility of the group's human resources
    • Lead the definition and manage projects related to the development of tools, methods and guidelines for companies and authorities, manage the Helpdesk services, activities of knowledge transfer and the provision of regulatory expertise (opinions, reports, analyses)
    • Develop RDI and policy support project proposals, targeting EU funding, national funding and industrial partnerships (bilateral projects)
    • Guarantee the professional execution of the RDI projects of the group
    • Ensure the implementation of the RDI group business plan and that the RDI group's contribution to the RDI Unit’s/ERIN’s department performance indicators is achieved
    • Promote interdisciplinary collaboration with other RDI units/groups of LIST research departments
    Dissemination, valorisation and Strategy:
    • Develop the valorisation of the group's outcomes in terms of publications, workshops, thematic conferences and other dissemination means
    • Develop external collaborations, partnerships and networks
    • Insure the financial follow-up of the group's performance
    • Assist the Head of Unit in reporting tasks and other administrative activities
    Scientific and Technology Excellence:

    Beside these responsibilities and missions, the Group Leader shall continue to build his/her scientific and technological knowledge and directly contribute to projects relying on his/her high level of expertise. ]]>
    Junior R&T Associate in the field of the chemistry of Bio-based materials for 3D printing (M/F) We are looking for a young researcher that is expected to strongly contribute to this ambitious project through the development of innovative chemical pathways to adapt selected renewable feedstock to 3D printing technology. The project includes also the development of prototype in collaboration with the SME. The overall objective of the project is to produce wood-mimic composites for predefined applications. ]]> Junior R&T Associate: development of nano-analytical methodologies and application to energy materials (M/F) Research in energy production and storage is a very broad field, spanning from the basic science aspects to the full device engineering. However, there is still a significant lack of understanding of the nanoscale composition and structure of materials which lead to the highest efficiencies, stability and homogeneity. In collaboration with research groups specialized in the elaboration and testing of energy materials and devices, we are developing nanoscale correlative microscopy methodologies, combining morphology information obtained from Secondary Electrons (SE) with analytical (chemical) data obtained through Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). In this context, we are using innovative instrumentation that was developed at LIST such as the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) equipped with a high-performance SIMS add-on system.
    The candidate will be in charge of developing nanoscale correlative microscopy methodologies, including the subsequent data treatment, and apply them to energy materials:
    • Investigation by electron microscopy (SE) of the materials (structure, morphology)
    • 2D chemical analysis by SIMS
    • 3D chemical analysis of devices by SIMS
    • Exploit and treat the data allowing a 2D, 3D and correlative SE-SIMS representation
    • Providing a full 4D (1+3D) reconstruction based on correlative SE-SIMS mapping
    Web Front-End Developer (M/F)
    This position is opened in the context of TIPA®: a generic process assessment framework, developed by the LIST. It is based on an ISO standard on Process Assessment and allows assessing any quality characteristic of processes in any domain. This framework is used by more than 280 assessors, across 25 countries, to assess the capability of ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library, dealing with IT Service Management best practices) processes.

    The TIPA Framework is composed of several assets including some guidance that were based initially on MS Office documents and templates. This guidance toolset is being replaced by a cloud-based software solution called “TIPA® as a Service” (TaaS). This Software-as-a-Service solution aims to deliver to the TIPA users a set of secured, robust, and integrated cloud-based IT services supporting the TIPA® framework. This technical solution provides functionalities for defining and maintaining Process Assessment Models, Measurement Frameworks, and Assessment Questionnaires. It also brings value to TIPA Assessors by supporting the whole lifecycle of a TIPA assessment.
    LIST is looking for a highly motivated Web Front-End Developer (M/F) to perform a key role in this project. She/He will be in charge of:
    • Analysis of existing Web information systems (Legacy IS), more specifically their front-end architectures and technology stacks;
    • Definition and development of user interfaces (UI);
    • Design and creation of user ergonomics, graphical layout, and contents compliant with standards (e.g. W3C); present and advocate using these standards to other members of the Development Team.
    Experienced R&D Engineer in nanomaterial synthesis and formulations (M/F) Scope of responsibilities:
    • She/he will be an active member of different R&D projects, and will be responsible for developing processes, and protocols to prepare innovative and smart nano-engineered organic-inorganic particles and formulations using cutting-edge processes.
    • Will prepare professional quality reports for project internal/external communications including technical reports, patents, scientific articles and presentations.
    • Will be responsible for maintenance and user-training on specific research equipments, and will support duties pertaining to the smooth technical operation of related laboratories. May take some lab management responsibilities depending on the seniority and experience. 
    Researcher in Mixed Reality Systems for Environmental Applications (M/F)
    The Unit is organised in four technical areas: data visualisation, mixed reality, geo-computation and data analytics. This position will enhance ongoing work in the field of mixed reality and environmental issues and will complement work in existing European and Luxembourgish projects.

    The ENVINFO computer scientists cooperate with various experts from environmental sciences in order to develop new algorithms, create effective methods and to build efficient software applications. The Unit’s work is designed to assist domain experts to tackle challenging environmental issues. Work also extends to predicting the expected behaviour of systems with AI and Machine Learning techniques.
    The position aims to complement ongoing work involving the application of mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality) for use in the environmental domain. The work will include exploring how mixed reality technologies can be used in the understanding of the unfolding of natural disasters, protecting biodiversity, managing natural resources in a sustainable way and more globally supporting people to behave in an environmentally-friendly manner. Some of these applications will require the use of space-related data.

    The activities will bring together work on mixed reality and data visualisation. The post will also involve looking at how to connect geo-computation tools and mixed reality.

    Her/his main mission is to actively contribute to research, development and innovation and to participate to the definition and contribution to newly developed RDI projects. The position requires a strong interest and proven experience in research (e.g. accepted publications) as well as in software development.

    She/he will mainly be asked to:
    • Design, develop and implement new mixed reality systems;
    • Integrate mixed reality components into larger systems to deal with environmental issues;
    • Take over autonomously entire tasks of the RDI projects;
    • Develop new knowledge, protocols, techniques;
    • Actively engage in the further development of existing tools;
    • Actively propose potential improvements and test them for their added value;
    • Engage in patent formulation where appropriate.
    The applicant is also expected to intervene on the following tasks:
    • Contribute to RDI project development/work packages;
    • Disseminate results in form of high impact scientific publications (including as first author), write technical reports when required, make presentations at workshops/conferences;
    • Actively contribute to the development of collaborative projects with industry; Being a force of proposal to this regard;
    • Develop scientific and technological networks.
    PhD candidate in flash flood mechanistics and modelling (M/F) November 1st 2018 and December 1st 2018 and will extend over a maximum duration of 4 years. The PhD candidate will be part of the Catchment and Eco-hydrology research group (CAT) at the Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) at LIST. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will be affiliated with the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (D) (supervision by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erwin Zehe, Institut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung).
    In the context of global change and non-stationarity of hydrological systems, Luxembourg is increasingly facing convective meteorological events of unprecedented intensity. The recent catastrophic hydrological events that have occurred in the Mullerthal area (central-eastern Luxembourg) in summer 2016 and 2018 are examples of an increase in extreme hydro-meteorological events. A pressing research need in this respect stems from the fact that while climate change is now clearly observed, it has not been properly assessed and quantified. Moreover, with most hydrological forecasting models having been developed under the assumption of stationarity of environmental systems, they are increasingly applied close to or even beyond their design limits. We intend to rely on the dense hydro-meteorological monitoring network of the Sûre River basin in Luxembourg, operated by public authorities (e.g. ‘Administration de la Gestion de l’Eau) and LIST for several decades for investigating the following issues:
    • First, we propose to rely on the historical hydro-meteorological database (spanning up to 180 years of observations) for a thorough statistical investigation of past (flash) flood events. Flood shape descriptions are commonly used in this context to characterize the constant/stationary hydrological properties of a catchment. However, flood events can be viewed as well as being an integrated representation of the rainfall events. Here we propose to carry out the flood analysis by extracting evolving properties of the hydrographs that could eventually be related to climate change.
    • Second, we will relate the identified hydrograph properties to meteorological forcing properties with a view to propose new and simpler hydrological models – capable of reproducing the rainfall-discharge relationship in a non-stationary context. This part of the proposed research will be closely linked to an ongoing public-private partnership project on ‘Low-Power Wide-Area Networks enabled flash-flood monitoring and forecasting’ (in collaboration with the ‘Administration de la Gestion de l’Eau’ and ‘POST Luxembourg’). The main goal will be to significantly reduce uncertainties in rainfall measurements and to subsequently improve flash-flood forecasting capacities.
    An important objective for the selected candidate is to publish in highly ranked international peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be encouraged to present his/her results at conferences and to attend workshops. Research visits at the KIT and other project partners are foreseen. Ideally, the candidate holds a Master degree in applied mathematics or environmental engineering, preferably with a focus on hydraulics/meteorology. She/he has a good knowledge of statistics and programming (preferably with R). She/he is highly motivated to perform rigorous research and is willing to join a very dynamic and international team. Eligibility:
    • No restrictions apply as to the nationality of the candidates
    • Candidates shall be available for starting their position between November 1st 2018 and December 1st 2018
    • Driving licence class B
    Place of employment and main place of work:
    • Primary supervisor at LIST: Prof. Laurent Pfister
    • Primary work location:  Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg
    • Degree awarding institution: Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (D)
    • Duration and location of secondment: Regular stays at KIT (up to 25% of total project duration)
    Engineer in chemical policies (M/F) The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is offering a full time engineer position in the domain of environmental policies. The selected candidate will be part of the Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) research unit at the Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) at LIST and will join the Environmental Policies group (EPS) of the SUSTAIN research unit. The EPS group aims to contribute to a better control of environmental risks and the development towards a tox-free, circular society via science based support to the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies at national and EU level. It targets in particular (but is not restricted to) policies around chemicals, industrial installations, waste, and biodiversity. As part of these activities, LIST runs the national REACH&CLP Helpdesk.
    The selected candidate will mostly work on chemicals policies. She/he will:
    • pro-actively inform Luxembourgish companies about their regulatory obligations via events, publications and the REACH&CLP Website (
    • answer concrete company questions
    • be involved in the exchange at European level, e.g. via the network of the helpdesks of the Member States and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
    The selected candidate will also contribute to the further development of the EPS activities on chemicals, e.g. on the substitution of hazardous chemicals, the safe use of chemicals, and a deeper focus on selected product groups such as nanomaterials, plastics, etc. Moreover she/he:
    • will assure the link to chemicals policies in other policies areas the EPS group and LIST are working on
    • contribute to diversify the portfolio of the EPS group, via the submissions of R&I proposals or EU policy implementation proposals to EU funding instruments
    • contribute to the setting up of contract research projects with industry, and to better link the EPS group to other LIST activities, e.g. by supporting the consideration of regulatory aspects in LIST RDI projects
    Coordinator of the Observatory for Climate and Environment (M/F) A strategic asset in this respect is the ‘Observatory for Climate and Environment’ (OCE), embedded in the department’s ‘Environmental Research and Technology Platform’ (ERTP). The OCE operates a unique hydro-climatological and biodiversity monitoring network in Luxembourg – organised in 30 nested experimental catchments, spanning a wide range of spatial scales, topographic settings, bedrock geologies and land use types. Environmental data generated within this monitoring network feeds into both fundamental research projects on hydro-ecosystem responses to global change, as well as into applied projects related to environmental management, in particular quantitative and qualitative water resources management and biodiversity monitoring. The OCE’s infrastructures are regularly attracting international collaborations in water resources and biodiversity research, as well as they serve as a testbed for the development of innovative environmental monitoring systems and protocols.
    The successful candidate will be hired as a lead engineer and she/he will coordinate a team of highly talented and motivated collaborators. This will include the responsibility of coordinating their interventions and organising their time allocations versus their available working time. She/he will carry out the design and implementation of a complex sequence of work steps and processes geared towards delivering state-of-the-art infrastructures and data in environmental monitoring, with a special focus on:
    • [automated] remote data retrieval systems
    • data quality control and validation protocols
    • environmental data base management
    The selected candidate will collaborate directly with the ERTP Leader and will work under her supervision. Moreover, she/he will closely interact with the research groups of the ERIN department. She/he will also be involved in the design of new interdisciplinary projects - since their early definition - in order to properly assess and align requests and needs (as expressed by the Principal Investigators) with human resources and infrastructures available at the OCE. She/he will be possibly asked to:
    • manage a project portfolio, building the bridges between a set of projects
    • identify the viability of projects and define priorities amongst them
    • manage budget of project portfolio
    • ensure project follow-up, outcomes, documentation and reporting
    Moreover, she/he will contribute to the development of products that will be of direct interest/relevance for the department’s research groups, as well as for public and/or private stakeholders, such as:
    • technical guidelines on environmental monitoring infrastructures
    • probabilistic treatment of environmental data
    • environmental impact assessments
    • reports on [extreme] hydro-meteorological events
    Besides maintaining an active technology watch, the lead engineer will engage in international networks of environmental observatories, with a view to increase the visibility of ERIN’s Observatory for Climate and Environment and ultimately attract new potential collaborations from the public and private sectors, as well as from academia. Together with his fellow researchers within the research groups and units of the ERIN department, the successful candidate will contribute to knowledge transfer activities:
    • licensing and/or patenting of new products (e.g. sensors, environmental data processing tools)
    • publication of peer-reviewed articles in scientific and/or technology journals
    • active participation in international conferences and workshops
    • citizen science and outreach activities
    Researcher in environmental microbiology (M/F) The successful candidate will join the “Environmental microbiology and biotechnology” research group which mainly aims at developing methods and real-time monitoring systems based on bioindicators and microbial biosensors to improve the assessment of water quality. The position is envisaged to start as soon as possible and is planned to last for 18 months.
    The applicant’s main mission will be to contribute to the national and international RDI projects “GRONE” and “CYANOLAC” which aim jointly at developing new monitoring procedures for the surveillance of cyanobacteria in drinking water reservoirs as well as the project “CAMPYLOMIC” that focuses on the understanding of Campylobacter dynamics in the environment. In this framework, the applicant’s main work will consist in studying two waterborne pathogens: Cyanobacteria and Campylobacter. Cyanobacteria will be studied with the objective to develop innovative monitoring and management tools for early warning of bloom development in lakes.
    The waterborne and foodborne pathogen Campylobacter will be studied using next-generation sequencing techniques in order to relate the strain diversity observed in the environment (mainly rivers) and the epidemiological data.
    Concretely, the main tasks will be
    • to ensure environmental surveillance and water quality assessment through field sampling campaigns;
    • to monitor the dynamics of microbial populations in the water cycle;
    • to detect, isolate and analyse the diversity of the pathogenic bacteria and faecal indicator microorganisms.
    The following competencies are required in order to be successful in the research projects:
    • knowledge of freshwater cyanobacteria taxonomy and ecology and bio-indication;
    • competencies in molecular biology and next-generation sequencing methods (Illumina).
    PhD on hydrology-related fluxes and microwave measurements (M/F) September 1st 2018 and December 1st 2018 and will extend over a maximum duration of 4 years. The PhD candidate will be part of the Remote sensing and natural resources modelling research group (Remote) at the Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) at LIST. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will obtain his/her PhD from Wageningen University (Prof. R. Teuling) and will also work in collaboration with Prof. N. Teferle (University of Luxembourg).
    As climate change impacts the shortage or surplus of water in many parts of the world there is an increased need for monitoring and predicting different hydrology-related fluxes and states at both local and global scale. A common way to do this is to combine hydro-meteorological modelling and in situ measurements. Over the last decade developments and applications of different microwave remote sensing-based techniques have strengthened our capacity to monitor the hydrological cycle at high temporal and spatial resolution at large scale, most significantly in data-poor areas of the world, where ground observations are sparse. Such measurements are used not only to improve our understanding of hydrological processes, to build and drive adequate hydrological models, but also to calibrate, evaluate and periodically control these numerical models. Among the most critical hydrological variables to monitor, one can mention precipitation, soil moisture at different soil depths, evaporation and transpiration, as well as groundwater recharge and surface and subsurface runoff. Previous studies have shown that many of the terms of the soil water balance equation can be estimated using advanced microwave remote sensing-based measurement techniques, such as GNSS, scintillometers and scatterometers. The main objective of the PhD project will be to estimate directly or indirectly the different terms of the soil water balance equation for different layer depths by interpreting and combining the signals recorded by different measurement instruments. The PhD applicant will use state-of-the-art retrieval techniques developed by the three partner organisations to derive soil moisture from scatterometer measurements, precipitation, soil moisture and atmospheric vapour content from GNSS and heat flux from scintillometer measurements. Within a data assimilation framework, the estimates of both measured and non-measured hydro-meteorological variables shall be obtained and their uncertainties characterized. The combination of the different estimates shall ultimately provide new insights on water storage dynamics across different temporal and spatial scales, as well as land surface-atmosphere interaction.
    The second objective is to make use of these improved estimates and possible synergies to reduce the predictive uncertainty of hydrological models. The PhD candidate will be jointly supervised by Drs. P. Matgen and Marco Chini (LIST) and Prof. R. Teuling (Wageningen Uni. - WU) and Prof. N. Teferle (Uni. of Luxembourg - UL); secondments to WU and UL are foreseen for research and course work. The selected candidate has a strong background in hydrology and microwave remote sensing measurements and she/he is confident in managing big and heterogeneous datasets. Good skills in programming are therefore essential. Experience in signal processing and/or numerical modelling and/or data assimilation are considered as assets. Eligibility
    • No restrictions apply as to the nationality of the candidates
    • Candidates shall be available for starting their position between September 1st 2018 and December 1st 2018
    • Driving licence class B
    Place of employment and main place of work
    • Primary supervisors at LIST: Drs. Marco Chini and Patrick Matgen
    • Primary work location:  Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg
    • Duration and location of secondments: Regular stays at the UL and WU are foreseen (up to a maximum of 50% of total project duration)
    Application procedure

    The application can be submitted via LIST’s job portal: If there are any questions regarding the procedure please contact our HR office ( The application must include:
    • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and research field and experience
    • A current scientific CV, which includes full contact details
    • Two reference letters or full contact details of two referees
    • A copy of master (or similar) degree that allows for the enrolment on a doctorate degree
    • Transcript of courses and grades
    Application deadline is 15th July 2018. Yet, applications will be reviewed on-going until the position is filled. An assessment committee will be appointed to review the applications and candidates selected based on Network-wide guidelines, which aim to ensure equal opportunities. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview either in person or by Skype.

    The main criterion for selection will be the existing skills, knowledge, and research career potential of the applicant, match with the project, and fulfilment of the above mentioned qualifications. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    The LIST is committed with equality of opportunities and gender balance. ]]>
    Chargé(e) de projets applicatifs (M/F) Vous serez principalement en charge de :
    • Comprendre et analyser les besoins métiers afin d’élaborer les spécifications fonctionnelles et techniques du paramétrage SAP à mettre en place
    • Préciser les écarts entre les besoins exprimés et le standard de l’ERP SAP
    • Réaliser et/ou adapter le design, la configuration, l’implémentation et le paramétrage de fonctionnalités de modules SAP
    • Estimer la charge de travail de réalisation
    • Superviser les travaux sous-traités auprès de partenaires externes SAP
    • Elaborer des jeux d’essais et réaliser les tests unitaires et d’intégration des fonctionnalités SAP paramétrées, en relation avec les utilisateurs
    • Préparer les transports SAP pour la mise en production
    • Transférer les compétences et les connaissances fonctionnelles et techniques SAP au sein de l’équipe
    • Rédiger et mettre à jour la documentation
    • Participer à la réalisation de supports pour des utilisateurs
    • Assurer la maintenance corrective (analyser et traiter les dysfonctionnements signalés), préventive et évolutive des fonctionnalités SAP paramétrées et mises en oeuvre
    • Assurer le support et l’assistance aux utilisateurs finaux
    • Animer des workshops fonctionnels et techniques sur des fonctionnalités de modules SAP
    Experienced R&T Associate in the field of Mobility & Logistics (M/F) LIST is seeking an experienced R&T Associate who will work in transportation and mobility related research projects. He/she will have to write and submit research proposals for national and international competitive funding. To that respect, he/she shall demonstrate a proven track record of funded proposals, ideally from European programs like H2020. The candidate will also be in charge of disseminating, valorising and transferring RDI results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences). ]]> Experienced R&T Associate in the field of IT Security (M/F) The TSS unit is a multidisciplinary team performing applied research in the field of building trustworthy service systems (e.g. logistics and supply chain management) from the perspectives of big data, optimization, and security protection. The successful candidate will join the “Security, Privacy and Resilient Critical Infrastructure” research group, which focusses on the security, privacy and risk management issues for information and service systems, with a special focus on critical infrastructures.

    The aim of the research activities associated to the open position is to develop solutions in the field of cybersecurity as well as data privacy and to join our efforts in elaborating innovative methods and associated software tools. The actual solutions require strong IT security and software engineering skills as well as of data analytics competences allowing to turn streams of activity data into predictive and optimised models.
    LIST is seeking an experienced R&T Associate who will work in security related research projects. He/she will have to write and submit research proposals for national and international competitive funding. To that respect, he/she shall demonstrate a proven track record of funded proposals, ideally from European programs like H2020. The candidate will also be in charge of disseminating, valorising and transferring RDI results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences). ]]>
    Junior R&T Associate in the frame of the EU funded H2020 research project coordinated by LIST on Uncertainty Analysis (M/F)
  • Provide Uncertainty Analysis (UA) in order to quantify the influence of input parameters on an output of interest. Inputs include, for instance, the material microstructure, process conditions and potential expected performances
  • Develop Uncertainty Management strategies for the multi-model design of CMs
  • Implement Uncertainty Management (UM) techniques into single- and multi-model workflows
  • Introduce UM as a valuable metric in the design optimization
  • Solve technical complexities in software integration that include UM
  • As a postdoctoral researcher, you will join a talented, diverse team to make a scientific impact in controlling and predicting the behavior of complex engineered composite materials and structures using advanced discretization methods and parameter estimation methods, continuum modeling and optimization techniques.
    The prospective candidate will participate in further designing of the BDSS by the integration of the developed tools and methodologies for uncertainty management in the MUPIF platform ( and engage in one or more of the following focus areas:
    • Development of optimization methods related to uncertainty in model parameterization
    • Development of uncertainty quantification methods and tools
    • Development of methods and tools to propagate uncertainty through predictive physics-based simulations
    • The selected candidate could also contribute if necessary to the development of techniques for efficient exploration of multi-level design spaces using a Bayesian Network Classifier
    Head of Unit - Composites (M/F)
  • The design and durability of high performance and multi-functional composites
  • Interface engineering towards better performance and durability
  • Polymer processing and Bio-based polymers/composites
  • A large part of Luxembourg’s manufacturing industry is closely tied to innovations in materials research. Several Luxembourgish companies have extensive R&D operations, ranging from automotive suppliers to aerospace, metallurgy, electronics or construction. As a consequence, the materials and process sector is regarded as one of the main drivers of competitiveness and diversification in Luxembourg. The activities of the composite unit stand in the larger context of a “National Composite Initiative in Luxembourg”, which aims at federating, extending, consolidating and integrating the competencies existing in Luxembourg’s composite sector, which is composed of both large industrial companies and SMEs. Within this initiative, the MRT operates the National Composite Centre Luxembourg (NCC-L) which bundles expertise, projects and important investments. The department MRT is currently composed of about 170 collaborators and presents, beyond the field of composite materials, the following activities:
    • a Research unit which focuses on “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”. The aim of this unit is to translate the enabling capabilities of nanotechnology/nanomaterials into application-driven solutions which take advantage of the functional properties of materials.
    • a transversal group, which mutualizes MRT's expertise and equipment in thin film processing, coating and prototyping
    • a transversal Composite platform, which regroups NCC-L’s investments on polymer-processing, structural composites, macromolecular engineering and specific characterizations.
    • a transversal Materials Characterization and Testing Platform, which provides access to state-of the art characterization in the field of Molecular Analysis / Elemental and Isotopic Analysis / Structure, Morphology and Topography / Mechanical Testing and Accelerated Ageing / Fire Testing / Thermal Analysis. The available techniques are described at
    • MRT also operates a Technology line, which focuses on the development of innovative scientific instruments for nano-imaging and nano-analytics mainly based on charge particles.

    The Head of Unit is responsible for the overall management, strategy, coordination and performance of the RDI activities of his unit. He reports to department direction and is himself hierarchically the person responsible for the RDI group leaders. The successful candidate will steer the development of an internationally recognized Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) program in the field of polymers and composite materials, in particular he is expected to
    • Propose a RDI strategy for the unit, aligned with the overall mission of the LIST and its global strategy
    • Translate the approved strategy in the drafting of :
        - a short, mid and long-term roadmap for the unit
        - a competitive multiannual research program and an appropriate funding plan
        - a valorization strategy of scientific knowledge and technologies towards the industrial sector
    • Implement the validated RDI unit business plan
    • Define and propose relevant KPI’s to monitor the performance of the groups within the RDI unit
    • High-level people management of the RDI unit and direct management of the group leaders
    • Propose Capex investments and implement the validated Capex
    • Structurally report to the department direction
    • Oversee the HR of the unit, support and execute the HR corporate policies
    • Coordinate the RDI activities, promote interdisciplinary collaboration within the research unit, with other units and other departments at LIST, as well as Luxembourgish stakeholders.
    • Represent and promote the RDI unit externally in line with the Department’s communication strategy
    • Be accountable for the administrative and financial follow-up of the RDI projects of his/her unit
    • Continue to build his/her scientific and technological expertise
    Engineer in agronomy with a specialisation in Weed Control (M/F) The successful candidate will join the Agro-Environmental Systems group of the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department has the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today: climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control. The RDI activities of the Agro-Environmental Systems group team relate to the development and dissemination of models for reducing pesticide use in cereals, rapeseed and vine based on environmental, agronomic and molecular data. The team operates a pest and disease warning platform for the national agricultural community. The team comprises specialists in phytopathology, entomology, and viticulture able to address the most important crop protection issues in Luxembourg. 

    The successful candidate is expected to:
    • carry out a weed monitoring service and communicate recommendations for weed control to the national agricultural communities on a regular basis
    • participate in the development of new technologies in the domain of precision agriculture focussing on weed management and control
    • participate in herbicide reduction efforts
    • participate in the data management of the group and the department
    The candidate will also be in charge of disseminating, valorising and transferring RDI results (patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences and fairs).
    Experienced researcher in Ecological Economics applied to Sustainable Finance and Circular Economy (M/F) Strategic interest for the research department The Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of the Environmental Research and Innovation department (ERIN) of LIST is developing knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability and toxicological risks of human driven systems. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable, technology driven eco-innovation in industry and to support sustainability-oriented policy-making. In particular, the Unit is developing new metrics to assess the sustainability of large scale systems (like cities or regions), in particular when challenged by public policies, and the support provided by ecosystems services to human activities, under the umbrella of Circular Economy.
    To this aim, the Unit already has strong skills in different mathematical modelling techniques including optimization, input-output modelling, multi-criteria analysis, agent-based modelling, stock-flow model frameworks, system dynamics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

    Position context We are currently missing expertise in economics and in particular ecological economics applied to the assessment of Sustainable Finance systems, which is taking momentum at international level and in particular in Luxembourg.
    In order to sustain the research developments with solid economic background, also in relation to circular economy business models, and to strengthen their impact, we are looking for a senior researcher able to build a research stream on the monetisation of environmental impacts, in particular in relation to the sustainability assessment of “sustainable finance” instruments (e.g. green bonds and natural resources investing), ecosystem services, and circular economy business models.
    The incumbent is supposed to apply these developments to business cases on Sustainability in the broader field of Smart Manufacturing and Smart Cities. The expertise we are looking for is therefore strategic and central in the short and medium term for the mission and development of the RDI Unit.
    We are looking for a scientist with several years-experience in the field of ecological economics. The successful applicant will mainly be asked to:
    • Participate to the definition of research proposals in the field of ecological economics and sustainability, in particular in relation to Sustainable Finance and Natural Capital Assessment, to secure funding from national and international competitive programs. To that respect, she/he shall demonstrate a proven track record of funded proposals, ideally from European programs like FP6-7 and H2020.
    • Develop a research line in the field of Sustainable Finance to support the methodological research activity of the Unit and manage the associated portfolio of RDI projects regarding both the scientific and administrative aspects.
    • Valorize the research results by transferring them to the private and public sectors, through the development and exploitation of an intellectual property rights portfolio.
    • Contribute to scientific valorization through papers published in top-ranked scientific journals and through presentations at international conferences in order to foster the international visibility of the Unit.
    In order to reach these ambitious missions, the following competencies are welcomed:
    • Experience in Sustainable Finance, and possibly on the definition, evaluation and implementation of Circular Economy business models and Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Knowledge on Sustainability Assessment, in particular Life Cycle Assessment.
    • Proven knowledge and experience in the monetization of natural capital.