Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 18 months
Your work environment
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
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:
She/he will join ERIN's Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies (BIOTECH) unit. This RDI unit has developed expertise in i) environmental risk assessment and microbial isolation, identification and characterization, ii) proofing new concepts using metabolic engineering and integrative biology approaches for the production of biomolecules of industrial interest produced by plants or microorganisms, iii) developing new technologies and processes to control, treat and remediate environmental pollutions, with a focus on microorganism-based biotechnologies and iv) developing bio-process engineering solutions to convert organic resources into energy and molecules for industry. The BIOTECH unit carries out impact-driven research geared to the development of bio-based products and processes of industrial interest, new biorefinery concepts for more efficient and sustainable processes, and new technologies for the detection and treatment of environmental pollution. The selected candidate will more specifically join the Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology research group, which among others develops new monitoring tools for the surveillance of the microbial safety of water resources.
The applicant will be asked to work on a project related to the surveillance, monitoring and analytics of the seasonal prevalence of cyanobacteria in various bathing and recreational areas in Luxembourg, using different approaches including classical microbiology tools, but also deployment of new air- and water-borne devices. Result analysis and valorisation are another crucial part of the mission.
During the course of the project, the applicant is also expected to:
Furthermore, the main responsibilities of the selected candidate will include
Preferably, at least 4 years of post-doctoral experience or previously relevant acquired knowledge in the required scientific and technical skills.
Required qualifications include :
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
The application file should include: