E-2467 RESEARCHER IN SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING
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
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.
How will you contribute?
Are you a researcher in System Dynamics and Environmental modelling, with a
marked interest for the evaluation of Ecosystem Services?
In the short term, you will entail research activities around the linking of
ecosystem services models with industrial ecology models, in particular Life
Cycle Assessment and economic models, to evaluate the relationships between
ecosystems and the economy. You are expected to support the development of
methodologies and tools to inform the management of natural resources and the
design and implementation of nature-based solutions. In the medium to long
term, you will contribute to focus the research activities on the assessment
of biodiversity losses in the framework of Industrial Ecology and
You will be integrated in a team of experienced researchers in sustainability
assessment, characterized by a broad range of expertise and diverse cultural
backgrounds, and united by the common purpose of sustaining the sustainability
Main missions will include:
Develop system dynamic models and process-based models to simulate and
assess the provision of ecosystem services.
Support the conceptual and technical development of decision support tools
for managing different land uses (agriculture, forestry, urban)
Contribute to the development of R&D activities on natural capital
modelling and accounting, in the framework of European and national
research projects and collaborative/contract research projects with
Contribute to high-quality research articles published in peer-reviewed
Contribute to generate IP in the context of your research activities
(e.g., patents, licenses).
Attend international conferences.
Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply
PhD in Ecosystem Services/Environmental Modelling/Industrial Ecology -
Master's degree in environmental engineering or environmental science.
Proven previous experience in Ecosystem Services modelling using a system
Proven previous experience in the assessment of management of natural
resources, nature-based solutions and/or biodiversity.
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.
Master at least a programming language (Python preferred)
NICE TO HAVE
Knowledge of industrial ecology methodologies
Previous experience in Natural Capital accounting and Sustainability
Proven experience in working in an interdisciplinary context.
Previous experience in Cost Benefit analysis or Ecosystem services
Previous experience with international standards and initiatives for the
accounting and valuation of Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital and
Biodiversity (e.g., UN's System of Environmental Economic Accounting, ISO
Previous experience in earth observation methods or ground sensors for the
assessment of ecosystem services.
Previous experience in landscape ecology.
Flawless knowledge of English (both spoken and written) is required.
Knowledge of German and/or French and/or Luxembourgish is considered as an
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
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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
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
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
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 B1 Intermediate
Write B1 Intermediate
Speak B1 Intermediate
Read B1 Intermediate
Write B1 Intermediate
Speak B1 Intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
0 or more years
Hours per week
Recruiter in charge
Carolina DE LEON