Contract type: Permanent contract
The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department, and in particular its Environmental Research and Technology Platform. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department is tackling 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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include:
Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department