LIST website - Job offers https://www.list.lu/ Latest job offers from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology website. Junior R&T Associate (Postdoc Researcher) in the field of data analytics and empirical finance (M/F) As a Junior R&T Associate, your main tasks will be to:
  • Contribute to the research agenda within the scope of the project
  • Work on and analyse financial data using statistical techniques
  • Communicate results through presentations, scientific publications and reports
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1 PhD Student Position in Defect Physics of Semiconductors for Photovoltaic Applications https://pace.uni.lu) is a competitive PhD training program for a total of 8 PhD candidates, supported by the research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The PACE doctoral training unit provides structured PhD training in advanced photovoltaic concepts for building highly efficient next generation solar cells. Our aim is to start all 8 students together, to form a cohort. The PACE program involves a close collaboration between the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. Industrial visits and secondments are foreseen. The PACE program includes transferable skill training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats. The PhD candidates will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of Science and Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The research program focusses on tandem and micro solar cells, with 5 positions relating directly to these concepts. 2 positions are for advanced characterization of the material synthesized in the making of the solar cells. 1 further position is dedicated to understanding the defect physics of the used semiconductors.
Candidate H: Defects have a strong influence on the performance of absorber materials for solar cells. The PhD candidate will perform calculations on the spectroscopic signatures of point defects in the thin-film solar cell materials Cu(In,Ga)S2 and Cu(In,Ga)Se2. This will require the use of existing ab-initio codes based on density-functional theory and on many-body perturbation theory. It will also involve the development of "second principles" methods such as tight-binding (fitted to ab-initio methods in small supercells). ]]>
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2 PhD Student Positions in Advanced Characterization of Semiconductors for Photovoltaic Applications https://pace.uni.lu) is a competitive PhD training program for a total of 8 PhD candidates, supported by the research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The PACE doctoral training unit provides structured PhD training in advanced photovoltaic concepts for building highly efficient next generation solar cells. Our aim is to start all 8 students together, to form a cohort. The PACE program involves a close collaboration between the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. Industrial visits and secondments are foreseen. The PACE program includes transferable skill training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats. The PhD candidates will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of Science and Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The research program focusses on tandem and micro solar cells, with 5 positions relating directly to these concepts. 2 positions are for advanced characterization of the material synthesized in the making of the solar cells. 1 further position is dedicated to understanding the defect physics of the used semiconductors.
Candidate F will conduct correlative optical and electrical characterization of different thin film solar cell technologies on the micrometer scale in order to deeply understand the materials properties. The tasks of this candidate include: Hyperspectral time resolved photoluminescence imaging of CIGSe, hybrid perovskites and photo-ferroelectric materials and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy in inert gas and ultra-high vacuum on selected samples to correlate the optical properties to the electrical properties on the micrometer scale. Email alex.redinger@uni.lu for more information. Candidate G: The AINA group at LIST has been developing a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) add-on system for the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) and for a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), allowing the advantages of high spatial resolution with high sensitivity chemical information to be combined. The candidate will use these novel multi-modal analytical instruments (HIM-SIMS and TEM-SIMS) to develop correlative nano-scale methodologies and apply them to photovoltaic samples. The PhD candidate will acquire highly-valued skills in advanced characterization techniques (TEM, HIM, SIMS) applicable in a number of fields in materials science and beyond. Email tom.wirtz@list.lu for more information. ]]>
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5 PhD Student Positions in Photovoltaics: Semiconductor Synthesis, Characterization, and Fabrication of Devices https://pace.uni.lu) is a competitive PhD training program for a total of 8 PhD candidates, supported by the research funding scheme PRIDE of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The PACE doctoral training unit provides structured PhD training in advanced photovoltaic concepts for building highly efficient next generation solar cells. Our aim is to start all 8 students together, to form a cohor The PACE program involves a close collaboration between the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. Industrial visits and secondments are foreseen. The PACE program includes transferable skill training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats. The PhD candidates will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of Science and Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The research program focusses on tandem and micro solar cells, with 5 positions relating directly to these concepts. 2 positions are for advanced characterization of the material synthesized in the making of the solar cells. 1 further position is dedicated to understanding the defect physics of the used semiconductors.
Candidates A and B will investigate micro-solar cells for high efficiency applications: Candidate A will be responsible for the electrodeposition and annealing of thin film semiconductor layers to form individual micro-solar cells. The candidate will also be responsible for semiconductor layer and solar cell characterization. Prior experience of any of the following: electrochemistry, thermal annealing, structural, or opto-electronic characterization is advantageous. Email phillip.dale@uni.lu for more information. Candidate B will work on inkjet printing of transparent conductive oxides (TCOs), with the aim to develop a low-cost process for fabrication of high-quality TCOs, which is compatible with micro-solar cells. The work will consist of synthesis of the inks, control of the jetting conditions and ink/substrate interaction, development of a low-temperature annealing process, as well as microstructural and opto-electrical characterization of the layers. Background in chemistry and prior experience on processing of materials are advantageous. Email emmanuel.defay@list.lu and sebastjan.glinsek@list.lu for more information. Candidates C, D, and E will investigate multi-junction solar cells for high efficiency applications: Candidate C will prepare and characterise low band gap Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cells suitable as bottom cells in tandem devices. The absorbers will be characterised by photoluminescence to fully use their potential. The cells will be electrically optimized for the illumination situation of a bottom cell. Email susanne.siebentritt@uni.lu for more information. Candidate D will prepare polar oxide (ferroelectric) films by solution deposition to serve as a potential wide-bandgap top cell. The candidate will perform structural and electrical analysis of the films, measure the photovoltaic properties and separate bulk photovoltaic from interface-based effects. Attention will be paid to the influence of the ferroelectric domain structure on photovoltaic performance. Experience with dielectric and particularly ferroelectric materials is considered a strong asset. Email torsten.granzow@list.lu for more information. Candidate E will investigate high performance transparent conducting materials as top electrode for the low band gap solar cell. The challenges will be to design materials combining appropriate band alignment, conductivity and transparency, as well as to develop a low-temperature vapor phase deposition compatible with the cell processing, potentially using a hybrid layer combining e.g. transparent conducting oxide and silver nanowires. Experience with transparent conducting materials is advantageous. Email renaud.leturcq@list.lu for more information. ]]>
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PhD candidate in the development and investigation of the relationship between the materials properties and electrochemical storage perfromances of cathodic materials integrated into new porous templates for 3D Lithium-ion Batteries The aim of the PhD thesis is to develop new cathodic materials to be integrated into porous membranes developed by the company. The PhD work will address both the fabrication of materials (based on Atomic Layer Deposition technique and electrochemical growth in ionic liquids) and their characterization (electrical, mechanical, microstructural etc.). It will combine a fundamental investigation of the interaction between the materials properties and the electrochemical storage performances. The PhD thesis will be registered in the University of Luxembourg. The selected candidate will have to work during a non-negligible time into a glove box. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/mrt-2019-046/ Head of Unit - Structural Composites (M/F) The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is seeking to appoint a Head of Unit for its Structural Composites Unit. The research in this unit is crucial in enabling novel and multi-functional structural products with improved properties addressing for example automotive and aerospace challenges among other economic sectors.
The Structural Composites unit is part of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department and addresses the tailoring and processing of composite materials to achieve specific and enhanced properties through both experimental and numerical approaches. The unit leads competitive projects, industry-funded projects and European projects and presently comprises about 20 researchers, engineers and PhD students, organized into two research groups, which focus on the following domains:
  • The design and durability of high-performance and multi-functional composites based on advanced modelling expertise
  • Interface engineering towards better performance and durability
A large part of Luxembourg’s manufacturing industry is closely tied to innovations in materials research. Several Luxembourgish companies have extensive R&D operations, in domains ranging from automotive to aerospace, metallurgy, electronics and construction. As a consequence, the materials and processes sector is regarded as one of the main drivers of competitiveness and diversification in Luxembourg. Together with other MRT activities, the Structural Composites Unit stands in the larger context of the “National Composite Initiative in Luxembourg”, which aims to federate, extend, consolidate and integrate the competencies existing in Luxembourg’s composite sector, which is composed of both large industrial companies and SMEs. Within this initiative, MRT operates the National Composite Platform, which combines composite manufacturing expertise and infrastructure. The MRT department currently comprises about 180 members of staff and is organized as follows:
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Unit. 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.
  • Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology Unit, working in the fields of nanoanalytic instruments and surface treatments relying on process technology.
  • Functional Polymers Unit, investigating functional and bio-based polymers including biodegradable and recyclable plastics, macromolecular chemistry, responsive polymers and polymer physics.
  • Structural Composites Unit, studying materials with a specific focus on the design and durability of high-performance and multi-functional composites based on advanced modelling expertise together with interface engineering towards better performance and durability.
  • A transversal platform regrouping materials characterization and testing, composites manufacturing and prototyping, which provides access to state-of the art characterization in the fields of molecular analysis/elemental and isotopic analysis/structure, morphology and topography/mechanical testing and accelerated ageing/fire testing/thermal analysis/composites manufacturing/specific prototyped high-end home-made processes and equipment.

The Head of Unit is responsible for the overall management, coordination and performance of the RDI activities of the unit. He/she reports to the Department Director and is him/herself hierarchically responsible for the RDI group leaders. The successful candidate will steer the development of an internationally recognized Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) programme in the field of composite materials. In particular, he/she is expected to:
  • Propose an RDI strategy for the unit, aligned with the overall mission and global strategy of MRT
  • Translate the approved strategy into the drafting of:
    • a short, mid and long-term roadmap for the unit
    • a competitive multiannual research programme and appropriate funding plan
    • a valorization strategy of scientific knowledge and technologies for the industrial sector
  • Implement the validated RDI unit business plan
  • Define and propose relevant KPIs to monitor the performance of the groups within the RDI unit
  • Ensure high-level people management of the RDI unit and direct management of the group leaders
  • Propose Capex investments and implement the validated Capex
  • Provide structural reports to the Department Director
  • Oversee the HR of the unit, support and execute HR corporate policies
  • Coordinate RDI activities, promote interdisciplinary collaboration within the research unit, with other units and other departments at LIST, as well as with 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 the unit
  • Continue to build his/her scientific and technological expertise
The research areas to be considered for the positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Mathematical and numerical modelling of composite materials, structures and technological processes
  • Mechanical testing of composites in collaboration with the Testing Platform
  • Novel design concepts and advanced manufacturing technologies in collaboration with the Composites Platform
  • Chemistry of interface and interphase of fibre-based composite materials
  • Smart structures
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Head of Unit - Functional Polymers (M/F) The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is seeking to appoint a Head of Unit for its Functional Polymers Unit. Research into synthetic and natural polymer materials is decisive for addressing the forthcoming challenges of the plastic, packaging, membrane and chemical industries. The Functional Polymers unit is part of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department and addresses the tailoring and processing of polymers, to achieve specific and enhanced properties through both experimental and numerical approaches, including macromolecular modelling. The unit leads competitive projects, industry-funded projects and European projects and presently comprises about 15 researchers, engineers and PhD students, organized into two research groups, which focus on the following domains:
  • Bio-based, biodegradable and recyclable polymers
  • Macromolecular chemistry, functional and responsive polymers, polymer physics
A large part of Luxembourg’s manufacturing industry is closely tied to innovations in materials research. Several Luxembourgish companies have extensive R&D operations, in domains ranging from automotive to aerospace, metallurgy, electronics and construction. As a consequence, the materials and processes sector is regarded as one of the main drivers of competitiveness and diversification in Luxembourg. Together with other MRT activities, the Functional Polymers Unit contributes to the larger context of the “National Composite Initiative in Luxembourg”, which aims to federate, extend, consolidate and integrate the competencies existing in Luxembourg’s composite, plastic and polymers sector, which is composed of both large industrial companies and SMEs. Within this initiative, MRT operates the National Composite Platform, which combines composite manufacturing, polymers processing expertise and infrastructure. The MRT department currently comprises about 180 members of staff and is organized as follows:
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Unit. 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.
  • Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology Unit, working in the fields of nanoanalytic instruments and surface treatments relying on process technology.
  • Functional Polymers Unit investigating functional and bio-based polymers including biodegradable and recyclable plastics, macromolecular chemistry, responsive polymer and polymers physics.
  • Structural Composites Unit, studying materials with a specific focus on the design and durability of high-performance and multi-functional composites based on advanced modelling expertise together with interface engineering towards better performance and durability
  • A transversal Platform regrouping materials characterization and testing, composites manufacturing and prototyping, which provides access to state-of the art characterization in the fields of molecular analysis/elemental and isotopic analysis/structure, morphology and topography/mechanical testing and accelerated ageing / fire testing/thermal analysis/ composites manufacturing/specific prototyped high-end home-made processes and equipment.

The Head of Unit is responsible for the overall management, coordination and performance of the RDI activities of the unit. He/she reports to the Department Director and is him/herself hierarchically responsible for the RDI group leaders. The successful candidate will steer the development of an internationally recognized Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) programme in the field of functional polymers. In particular, he/she is expected to:
  • Propose an RDI strategy for the unit, aligned with the overall mission and global strategy of MRT
  • Translate the approved strategy into the drafting of:
    • a short, mid and long-term roadmap for the unit
    • a competitive multiannual research programme and appropriate funding plan
    • a valorization strategy of scientific knowledge and technologies for the industrial sector
  • Implement the validated RDI unit business plan
  • Define and propose relevant KPIs to monitor the performance of the groups within the RDI unit
  • Ensure high-level people management of the RDI unit and direct management of the group leaders
  • Propose Capex investments and implement the validated Capex
  • Provide structural reports to the department director
  • Oversee the HR of the unit, support and execute HR corporate policies
  • Coordinate RDI activities, promote interdisciplinary collaboration within the research unit, with other units and other departments at LIST, as well as with 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 the unit
  • Continue to build his/her scientific and technological expertise
The research areas to be considered for the positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Macromolecular engineering and modelling
  • Soft-matter / polymer physics
  • Advanced polymer processing in collaboration with the Composites Platform
  • Polymer-based nanocomposites in collaboration with the Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology Unit
  • Smart plastics and rubbers
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Junior R&T Associate in correlative microscopy on solar and other energy materials In this context, we are working on the project NACHOS which aims at developing high-resolution high-sensitivity nano-analytical methods for applications in solar and other energy materials. The project is in cooperation with EPFL, Switzerland. The objective of the project is to understand and correlate the nanoscale chemical and structural characteristics with the overall performance of the solar and other energy materials. The work will involve extensive use of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) imaging & diffraction analysis correlated with Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) imaging. The post-doctoral researcher will take a main role in developing correlated workflows (involving in particular TEM and SIMS) and in the microstructural, crystallographic and chemical characterization of selected energy materials. In consultation with the project leader, the post-doctoral researcher will design and perform relevant experiments, analyse and interpret the results, write scientific articles and disseminate the results in international conferences. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/mrt-2019-061/ Junior R&T Associate in the field of Data analytics and Machine learning for digital transformation in industry 4.0 (M/F) For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to play a key role in an ambitious Industry 4.0 project, which aims to leverage advanced analytics and machine learning in order to improve product quality in manufacturing processes. The selected candidate will contribute to Research and Development activities in this collaborative project between ArcelorMittal and LIST in Luxembourg.
As a Junior R&T Associate, your main tasks will be to:
  • Collaborate with the industrial partner to gain an in-depth understanding of the process and the problem statement
  • Collect, clean, structure and analyse data
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop optimized models for specific problems
  • Analyse errors and model performances
  • Communicate results through presentations, scientific publications and reports
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Research engineer in the field of Data analytics and Machine learning for digital transformation in industry 4.0 (M/F) For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated researcher who will take part in an ambitious project related to Industry 4.0 and business analytics, which aims to leverage advanced analytics and machine learning in order to build predictive services.
As Research Engineer, your main tasks will be to:
  • Collect, clean, structure and analyse data
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop optimized models for specific problems
  • Analyse errors and model performances
  • Communicate results through presentations and reports
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PhD student in the development of new nanocomposite coatings obtained by MF-HIPIMS sputtering with high temperature properties The PhD project will be carried at LIST in collaboration with 4 other laboratories (IJL/Nancy-France, MECS/Saarbrucken-Germany, CRM and ULG/Liège-Belgium). The objective is to study the growth mechanisms of nanocomposite oxide coatings as alumina based thin film by using reactive high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HIPIMS).
We are looking for a researcher that is expected to strongly contribute to a Research & Development project through a doctoral research activity where the final goal is to provide a new nanocomposite coating with optical and tribomechanical properties associated to a high temperature stability. A new process combining DC and HIPIMS magnetron sputtering will be developed and a part of the work will also concern the identification and the optimization of the deposition parameters that allow tailoring the film microsctructure, intrinsic stress and plasmionic properties. In the first part of the project, the student will participate to the understanding and the optimization of the co-deposition HIPIMS process to generate nanocomposite coatings with a well dispersion of NPs and also, with a control of their size. Additionally, in partnership with the partner IJL, the development of a control process by Optical Emission Spectroscopy of the reactive deposition mode will be implemented. The second part of the project will be more dedicated to the study of coating properties like the optical properties and its resistance at high temperature. ]]>
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R&D process engineer in Chemical synthesis and surface functionalization of SILICA Powder / colloids Scope of responsibilities:
  • She/he will be an active member of two different R&D projects, and will be responsible for the functionalization of silica particles  using either a high volume Batch reactor (wet solution) or a fluidized bed reactor (vapor phase solution)
  • She/he will ensure the development of new equipment and will master chemical processes towards production standards
  • She/he will develop innovative up-scaling solutions for surface functionalization using wet or dry approaches
  • The process engineer will provide a technical support to the researcher team and will develop / maintain fabrication and verification processes that comply with quality requirements
  • Prepare and implement professional reports for internal/external communications including the writing of technical reports and the contribution to patents filing.
  • Contribute to the technical operation of related laboratories.
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R&D engineer in Chemical Functionalisation of polymeric Nano-structures Scope of responsibilities:
  • She/he will be an active member of different R&D projects, and will be responsible for the functionalization of organic Bio-fibres and nanoparticles as well as their characterizations
  • Contribute to the development of disruptive top down or/and bottom up approaches for the production of nanoparticles.
  • Provide technical support to the researcher team for the development of innovative Functionalization
  • Prepare professional reports for internal/external communications, this may include the writing of technical reports and the contribution to patents filing
  • Contribute to the technical operation of related laboratories
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PhD position on theory and computational design of functional oxides The Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology, with about 150 collaborators. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners, and contributes to Luxembourg's and Europe's innovation agenda in Materials Research and Technology.
The goal of this thesis is to understand the nature and properties of “domain liquid” states as those observed in heterostructures formed by perovskite oxides PbTiO3 (ferroelectric) and SrTiO3 (ferroelastic), which display spontaneous drifting of ferroelectric domain walls [Zubko et al., Nature 534, 524 (2016)]. Work will be based on novel “second-principles” simulation methods that provide an unprecedented level of atomistic detail and quantitative accuracy, while being computationally tractable. We will determine the conditions permitting the thermally-activated motion of ferroelectric walls in PbTiO3/SrTiO3 compounds, and identify other ferroelectric or ferroelastic materials in which similar effects may occur and be optimized. We will characterize the functional properties of such “domain liquid” states, and estimate their potential use in various applications. ]]>
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Junior R&T Associate in 3D correlative microscopy for hydrogen mapping in solids In this context, we are launching the project MEMPHIS which aims at developing nano-analytical methods for multiscale mapping of hydrogen distribution in solids with case studies in steels, hydrogen-storage materials and semiconductors. The project is in cooperation with TU Delft. The objective of the project is to understand the mechanisms by which hydrogen dramatically alters materials properties with direct proofs from 3D high-resolution hydrogen mapping combining Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) imaging & diffraction analysis, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) and in a few selected cases Atom Probe Tomography (APT). The post-doctoral researcher will take a main role in the microstructural, crystallographic and chemical characterization of the group of samples mentioned above. In consultation with the project leader, the post-doctoral researcher will design and perform relevant experiments, analyse and interpret the results, write scientific articles and disseminate the results in international conferences. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/mrt-2019-055/ PhD student on Hybrid LCA-ABM of dairy farming systems including nonlinear optimization The candidate will conduct a PhD thesis tentatively titled “Hybrid LCA-ABM of dairy farming systems including nonlinear optimization under environmental, technical and economic constraints”. The thesis is part of the project SIMBA (Simulating economic and environmental impacts of dairy cattle management using agent-based models) funded by the Luxembourgish National Research Fund (FNR) and the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. The objective of the SIMBA project is to develop a decision support system (DSS) that incorporates behavioural models of dairy farmers using an ABM decision tool, which will be able to test different herd management strategies and to assess their environmental impacts. The DSS will build on top of an existing ABM simulator (called MUSASIM) for agriculture programmed in Java, developed in the framework of a past project. The DSS will be tested in the case of dairy farms in Wallonia and Luxembourg. In the framework of the SIMBA project, the selected PhD candidate will in particular be in charge of the enhancement of MUSASIM to take into account the herd management component and to integrate in it a farm optimisation model. S(he) will interact with the University of Liège (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech – GxABT), where another PhD student will work on the same project and will be in charge of the application of machine learning algorithms to predict phenotypes related to herd management and environment, based on the data collected on farm from the routine milk recording and economic data sheets. The phenotypes predicted by GxABT will be integrated in the calculation platform developed by the candidate at LIST, which will allow an advanced calculation of the environmental impacts arising from the evolution of the dairy system (simulated by the ABM). The environmental impacts thus calculated will be used, together with the economic inputs influencing farmers’ decision-making, into the optimizer (that will be programmed by the PhD candidate) to find a set of pareto-optimal solutions. Since a data analysis based on machine learning (ML) algorithms is foreseen in both parts of the work developed at GxABT and LIST, knowledge of ML applied to practical problems will be important and relevant for the work to be performed by the PhD candidate. A minimal knowledge of Economics principles will also be relevant for a correct implementation of the farms’ business model in the calculation platform. In these tasks the candidate will be assisted by the PhD advisor and other staff members at LIST, who have already experience on similar problems. During the course of the PhD, periodical meetings and short stays at GxABT’s premises (Gembloux, Belgium) are foreseen, in order to exchange knowledge and updates about the advancement of the project and to promote cross-fertilization of the two complementary research teams. The PhD candidate will be asked to present the results of the project at meetings and international conferences, write scientific articles and give short seminars. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/erin-2019-045/ PhD position in biopolymers chemistry The Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology, with about 150 collaborators. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners, and contributes to Luxembourg's and Europe's innovation agenda in Materials Research and Technology.
The PhD student will be involved in the frame of the LIGNOBENZ CORE project. LIGNOBENZ is a FNR funded CORE project, aiming at providing a new approach for the chemical modification of lignin to promote its processability. It is envisioned to increase the reactivity of lignin toward benzoxazine chemistry and to synthesize monomers with a high rate of alkyl chains helping lignin processability. The PhD student will handle all the chemical modifications of lignin, as well as studying the polymerization of the newly created monomers. In addition, she/he will investigate the structure-properties relationship of the new monomers. ]]>
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Researcher in Earth Observation Applications Satellite remote sensing data for EO, most notably the data streams generated by the Sentinel missions under the framework of the European Copernicus program, provide an unprecedented wealth of information for crisis events affecting large areas. The open position aims to complement ongoing work retrieving actionable pieces of information from such multi sensor EO data.
The work will include exploring how different collections of satellite EO data can be used to substantially reduce disaster risk (i.e. losses in lives, livelihoods and health, damages to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services). New data processing tools need to be developed to contribute to an improved understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics and the environment. Such knowledge may then be used for risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness and emergency response.

The successful applicant is expected to:
  • Contribute to the development of tailored products from EO data for various stakeholders in disaster risk management and, in particular, flood management
  • Intervene in developing classification algorithms for the identification of changes occurring in the areas of interest using large collections of radar data from Sentinel 1 and optical data from Sentinel 2. Moreover, the extraction of added value products for operational use usually involves the exploration of heterogeneous data from other sources that need to be proficiently combined
  • Apply the classification algorithms on collections of Copernicus data to generate geo-information databases informing on disaster risk at large scale (with a special focus on flood risk)
  • Collaborate with an international project team on the development of innovative data fusion approaches of EO data, as well as on assimilation methods for the integration of observation data into environmental models
Moreover, the applicant could also be involved in the following research tasks:
  • Provide input to the definition of research concepts
  • Collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports and presentations
  • Manage work packages of small RDI projects or small service offers under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff
  • Contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences)
  • Make presentations at workshops with guidance and prior internal review
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Technicien(ne) de laboratoire en essais mécaniques Le(la) technicien(ne) interviendra en tant que support technique aux projets R&D et aux activités de service externe en réalisant quotidiennement les activités de laboratoire basées sur des procédures bien définies et en assurant le bon fonctionnement des instruments / équipements qu’il/elle utilise. Dans le contexte mentionné ci-dessus, sa mission consistera entre autre : Activités techniques principales
  • Préparer les échantillons avant essais
  • Réaliser les différents essais mécaniques : traction, compression, fatigue, etc.
  • Garantir la qualité des résultats obtenus
  • Rédiger les rapports d’essais
  • Proposer des améliorations
Assurer le bon fonctionnement des équipements et des infrastructures
  • Respecter les règles de bonnes pratiques des laboratoires en termes de sécurité et de gestion des déchets
  • Assurer les interventions élémentaires de maintenance / entretien sur les équipements et résoudre les dysfonctionnements
  • Reporter tout problème constaté sur un équipement et organiser une intervention interne/externe en cas de nécessité
Formation continue
  • Etre formé aux différentes procédures en vigueur relatives aux instruments / équipements utilisés, puis les maîtriser et les appliquer
  • Rester attentif à l’évolution des procédures et des méthodes de travail
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Engineer in Geospatial Software Technologies & Geocomputation The Engineer contributes to RDI projects through the design, development and improvement of applications, processes, methods, technological solutions and/or products. Contribution to RDI projects:
  • Design, develop and test software tools implemented into interoperable web-based geospatial decision support platforms for smart city energy applications and environmental crisis and disaster management
  • Implement operational geospatial web platforms involving geoanalytics & visualisation to enhance city wide energy management on the one hand and analyse changes in land use and land cover on the other hand, using OGC standards
  • Maintain state of the art expertise in the field of geospatial software technologies and geoinformatics / geocomputation
  • Contribute to the development of partnerships and networks at a national and international level in geoinformatics and geocomputation
  • Contribute to the technical content of new project proposals
Dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results:
  • Participate in the drafting of technical reports, scientific articles, patents
  • Participate to the implementation of technological solutions (proofs of concepts, prototypes)
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https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/erin-2018-018/
Researcher in Geocomputation The ERIN department of LIST has an opening for a researcher position in the field of geocomputation in the framework of national and international research projects related to geosimulation, geoanalytics and space-time uncertainty propagation.
The researcher will be integrated in the Environmental Informatics unit, which focuses on artificial intelligence, mixed reality systems, visualisation, geocomputation and their application to environmental issues.
The research projects the candidate will contribute to, focus on the implementation of geospatial simulation and geoanalytics integrating such tools as interoperable web processing services to enable city wide energy savings potentials and develop geospatial specifications for energy management systems, predict crop disease risk, and implement an uncertainty propagation and downscaling tools for flood prediction and risk assessment. Concretely, the researcher intervenes in the framework of one or several projects of the RDI research group she/he belongs to. The researcher’s main mission is to conduct research, development and innovation and to participate to the definition and contribution with minor guidance to one or several RDI projects. RDI work:
  • Propose and validate original scientific concepts in space-time uncertainty propagation analysis and space-time downscaling for flood prediction and risk assessments; implement the concepts for distributed computing
  • Further develop an existing geospatial energy tool as an interoperable geospatial web processing services to enable city wide energy savings potentials
  • Develop geospatial specifications for energy management systems
  • Model geospatial distribution of crop disease risks using space-time
  • (geo-)statistics and implement it for distributed computing
  • Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the projects
  • Actively collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally and externally
Dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results:
  • Write scientific publications, technical reports, patents
  • Participate to scientific conferences, workshops and business events
  • Contribute to the valorisation of software prototypes (e.g. via licences)
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Junior R&T Associate in structural material analysis - advanced chemical raw material and compound characterization Being part of an engaged project team, the selected candidate will develop the research project at LIST, and occasionally at Goodyear premises both located in Luxembourg. He/she will focus mostly on Mass Spectrometry based characterization, Soxhlet extraction and off-line 2D-GPC/LC methodologies, The rubber compound extraction and sample fractionation will be supported by dedicated instrumentation and methodologies developed at Goodyear. ]]> https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/mrt-2018-006/ 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.
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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 new processes and protocols for increasing reliability and scalability of our particles or coating technology
  • Propose and contribute to the development of disruptive top down or/and bottom up approach for the production of nanoparticles
  • Provide technical support to the researcher team for the development of innovative nano / micro particle design
  • Will prepare professional quality reports for project internal/external communications including technical reports and patents
  • Will be responsible for maintenance and user-training on specific research equipments, and will contribute to the technical operation of related laboratories
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    Engineer in chemical policies (M/F) 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 (reach.lu)
    • 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)
    As an active member of the team, the selected candidate will also be involved in the  development of 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 policy areas the EPS group and LIST are working on
    • contribute to diversify the portfolio of the EPS group, participating to 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
    Moreover, the selected applicant will benefit from the expertise of her/his colleagues and will be trained on specific related topics. ]]>
    https://www.list.lu/jobs/job-opportunities/job-offer/erin-2018-011/
    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
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