Engineer in chemical policies (M/F)

Reference : ERIN-2018-011

Type: Engineer
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 2 years (with the possibility for a prolongation)
Place: Belvaux



The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is offering a full time engineer position in the domain of environmental policies. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, LIST’s Environmental Research and Innovation (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, and environmental pollution prevention and control.The selected candidate will join the Environmental Policies group (EPS) of the Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) research unit of the ERIN department. 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)

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.





  • A Master degree in natural/environmental science or engineering (e.g. chemistry or related fields)
  • Major in environmental policies/legislation fields and/or proven motivation for these topics will be considered an asset.

Required seniority

  • This position is also open for candidates that have just graduated
  • No previous professional experience is mandatory but knowledge and a real interest for chemicals legislation and their application is required
  • In addition, we consider as asset:

    • First professional experience in chemicals legislation
    • Knowledge and interest in related environmental policies/legislation fields (e.g. occupational health and safety, biocidal products, persistent of organic pollutants, hazardous waste, etc.)
    • Additional knowledge in other fields that backs up her/his future tasks/role (e.g. environmental legislation, innovation, communication/awareness raising, project management, etc.)


  • Client orientation mindset and great sense of service are required
  • Interdisciplinary thinking, well-developed communication skills (oral and written) and team spirit are also required to successfully integrate into the multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary work environment at LIST
  • Knowledge of Luxembourg and the Luxembourgish industry is a plus


  • Fluency in German and English is mandatory
  • French and/or Luxembourgish are considered an asset


Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website
The application file should include:

  • A CV
  • A motivation letter
  • The names of two or three referees


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Dr-Ing. Enrico BENETTO
Dr-Ing. Enrico BENETTO

Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department