Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
March 17, 2024
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E-2453 EXPERIENCED LCA ANALYST AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Permanent contract Belvaux Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

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.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https: // www. list.lu/

Discover our Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department

How will you contribute?

The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, made up of 200 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers, provides the interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technologies to lead solutions including the major environmental challenges facing society, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control

You will join the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of ERIN. SUSTAIN develops knowledge, transferable (software) technologies, practical methods and outreach activities for the simulation and comprehensive sustainability assessment of societal systems. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable eco-innovation, through products and technologies, as well as support sustainability-oriented policy implementation and behavioural change to promote decarbonisation transitions.

Within the SUSTAIN Unit, you will be incorporated in the Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis (LCSA) research group. The group consists of ca. 25 researchers developing sustainability metrics and indicators, to assess the environmental and social impacts of products, technologies, territories and policies, for both industrial organisations and policy makers.


You will work as LCA analyst and LCA software developer in the framework of European and nationally-funded projects, contributing to three main types of research activities: 1) the sustainability assessment of innovative technologies, products, mainly performing LCA studies; 2) designing and implementing software tools for Life Cycle Assessment, in particular linked to the open source LCA framework Brightway2 (https: // brightway.dev), 3) develop graphical user interfaces under the form of web applications. You will collaborate in the development of prototypes of web-applications and calculation backends.

Main missions will include:

· Lead (as PI) or contribute to (as team member) R&D activities in Life Cycle Assessment, in the framework of European and national research projects as well as collaborative/contract research projects with industrial partners;

· Lead the acquisition of European and national funding, contributing to highly competitive research proposals in the field of sustainability assessment.

· Co-author high-quality research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

· Contribute to the generation of IP in the context of your research activities (e.g., patents, licenses).

· Attend international conferences.

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Education Background : Master's degree in computer science and/or environmental science or engineering and PhD in one of these fields

Required Seniority : 4 years post-doctoral experience

Technical Skills


· Proven experience in Life Cycle Assessment

· Previous experience in research project acquisition and management

· Proven experience in software supply chain tools like git and version control systems

· Proven experience in web application + REST API software development

· Previous experience in the LCA framework Brightway2

· Proven computational and programming skills (in particular in python)

· Proven organizational skills and interdisciplinary thinking, a problem- solving mind-set, and a strong team-working capability, but is also able to work in autonomy and creatively


· Knowledge of industrial ecology methodologies

· Proven experience in working in an interdisciplinary context

· Previous experience in EU proposals writing

Language skills

Flawless knowledge of English (both spoken and written) is required.

Knowledge of German and/or French and/or Luxembourgish is considered as an asset.

Your LIST benefits

· An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects

· Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society

· Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do

· An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas

· Personalized learning programme to foster our staff's soft and technical skills

· Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce

· Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions

· Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science

· 32 days' paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance

· Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers

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Your application must include:

· A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience

· A scientific CV with contact details

· List of publications (and patents, if applicable)

· Contact details of 2 references

We kindly request applicants to provide their nationality for statistical purposes only, as part of our commitment to promoting diversity and ensuring equal opportunities in our workforce. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any discriminatory purposes.

LIST is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.

Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. An assessment committee will thoroughly evaluate applications, adhering to guidelines designed to ensure equal opportunities. The primary criteria for selection will be the alignment of the applicant's existing skills and expertise with the requirements mentioned above.

Your diploma has to be recognized in Luxembourg. Please refer to:

https: // www. uni.lu/en/admissions/diploma-recognition/

https: // guichet.public.lu/fr/citoyens/enseignement-formation/etudes- superieures/reconnaissance-diplomes.html

Application procedure and conditions

· LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability

· Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled

· An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities

· The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above


To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced


    The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.

  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
  • Write B2 Upper intermediate

    Speak B2 Upper intermediate

  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
  • Write B2 Upper intermediate

    Speak B2 Upper intermediate

  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
  • Write B2 Upper intermediate

    Speak B2 Upper intermediate

    minimum required Education

    Required work experience in years

    4 or more years

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    Carolina DE LEON

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