Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
May 17, 2024
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Temporary contract 24 months Belval 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 Materials department: https: // www. list.lu/en/materials/

How will you contribute?

Get in touch with us and become our new colleague as Postdoctoral Researcher in Plasma Topcoats for Engineered Textiles. This postdoctoral position is part of a large European consortium project focused on the development of novel functional textiles using plasma deposition techniques. The project brings together leading universities, research institutions, and industrial partners across Europe.

Your mission and contribution are to:

  • Conduct research on plasma deposition of functional materials on textiles.
  • Conduct research on plasma-based deposition of functional topcoats for engineered textiles.
  • Develop and optimize plasma deposition processes for tailoring material properties for specific textile functionalities.
  • Characterize the deposited materials using various analytical techniques (e.g., XPS, SEM, etc.).
  • Evaluate the performance of the functionalized textiles and assess their suitability for targeted applications.
  • Collaborate with consortium partners from universities, research centres, and industry.
  • Contribute to the preparation of scientific reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Participate in project meetings and dissemination activities.
  • Participate in scale-up activities, working with consortium partners to translate research findings into pilot-scale production processes.
  • Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply


    You hold a PhD in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field. You have experience in plasma deposition techniques (e.g., atmospheric pressure PECVD) and expertise in material characterization techniques (e.g., XPS, SEM, etc.). You have developed a strong background in textiles and understanding of textile functionalization methods. You have excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills and fluency in English (written and spoken). You can demonstrate previous ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced research environment. You are committed to a strong data security and confidentiality, with experience in handling sensitive information according to consortium agreements. You have ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced international consortium environment.

    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
  • Apply online

    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
  • 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, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.

    Please note that this project requires a candidate with European nationality due to the nature of the project

    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.

    Candidates shall be available for starting their position in winter 2024.


    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 C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

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    Recruiter in charge

    Cathy SCHWARTZ

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