Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 18 months
As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, the efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control. To this end, the mission of the ERIN department is:
(1) To conduct impact-driven scientific research and development, as well as technological innovation
(2) To support companies in the implementation of new environmental regulations and advise governments on determining sustainable policies for the future with the objectives of:
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is offering a full time 18 months research position in environmental toxicology. The successful applicant will join the ERIN Department at LIST. The applicant will be incorporated in the Environmental Health Group which is developing new in vitro assays for human hazard assessment and new invertebrate assays for ecotoxicological applications. In the current project, alterations due to the exposure with rare earth elements will be evaluated on the transcriptomic level.
The applicant will work in the framework of an international project aiming at further deciphering effects of anthropogenic disturbances of rare earth elements, for which currently there is a lack of knowledge. The project is designed to help bridge the understanding of the toxicity of these elements and their increasing technical use in a wide range of industrial applications, thereby enhancing the impact of Luxembourg’s research on economy and society.
The Junior R&T Associate’s main mission is to contribute to one or several RDI projects under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff. The applicant’s main tasks here will be related to the exploration of the effects on the transcriptomic level in aquatic invertebrates due to exposure to rare earth elements.
She/he will be mainly asked to:
The applicant is also expected to disseminate results in form of high impact scientific publications (including as first author), write technical reports when required and make presentations at workshops/conferences.
On a broader perspective, the applicant might also be asked to:
The candidate should have relevant expertise in:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include: