E-2460 POST-DOC IN FOOD COLLOIDS
Temporary contract 30 months Hautscharage
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
The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department of LIST is
focusing on pressing environmental challenges our society is facing today. You
will join the Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies (BIOTECH)
research unit at LIST. We are looking for a future colleague to design,
develop and assess novel food colloid reservoirs for the delivery and uptake
of microalgal bioactives.
How will you contribute?
You will work in the frame of the P-SCAN project co-funded by the Luxembourg
National Research Fund (FNR) and our industrial partner (PM-International
AG) through the BRIDGES (Public-private research collaborations) program.
P-SCAN project aims on the development and testing of novel protein – fibre-
based Pickering particles for the stabilisation of food colloids for the oral
delivery of microalgal bioactives.
It is anticipated that you will be in charge of:
Designing, developing, and characterising protein – fibre-based Pickering
particles for stabilising micro- and nano-templates for the encapsulation
of microalgal oils,
Assessing the colloidal stability of spray dried food powders conveying
Investigating the release properties, cellular uptake, and biological
activity of the formulations under in vitro semi-dynamic digestion
Assisting in the preparation of project reports and presentations for the
funding parties (FNR, PM-International),
Managing project work packages under the supervision and mentorship of the
PI - [email protected] https: // orcid.org/0000-0003-2288-0910,
Contributing to the dissemination, valorisation, and transfer of RDI
results (patents, prototypes, publications, technical reports,
participation in conferences),
Co-supervising junior research team members (e.g. MSc and PhD students),
Assisting in the preparation of research proposals for internal or
Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply
You hold a PhD degree in food science and technology, food engineering,
chemical engineering or a related field and you have excellent skills in
food colloids science and technology, functional foods, powder technology,
Experience and skills
You should be able to demonstrate a hands-on experience in:
Food colloids design for nutraceutical and food applications with
particular focus on spray dried particulates and Pickering emulsions,
Food colloid characterisation techniques e.g. oscillatory rheology,
differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis
(TGA), dynamic and static light scattering techniques (DLS, SLS), and
advanced microscopy tools such as SEM, CLSM and AFM,
Good understanding of in-vitro digestion models, proteomic analysis
tools and gut co-culture models are desirable.
Knowledge of standard statistical methods is required.
You enjoy learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems,
and taking advantage of opportunities to build further your skills.
You are careful, conscientious, and well organized in the lab, happy to
work with others and motivated to make a difference in what you do.
Good level (C1) of both written and spoken English is essential.
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
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
Personalized learning programme to foster our staff's soft and technical
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
Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers
https: // www. list.lu/en/jobs/environment/
Your application must include:
A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your
A scientific CV with contact details
List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
Contact details of 2 references
Application procedure and conditions
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.
Please note that by applying you consent to share your application
with Dr.Marcus Iken, Manager Research and Science, from PM-International
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
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
1 or more years
Hours per week
Recruiter in charge
Carolina DE LEON