Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
July 10, 2024
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M-2487 RESEARCHER IN BIOSENSING TECHNOLOGY Permanent contract 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?

Precision medicines are foreseen to impact our health system in the next years with novel treatments that promise to address conditions such as cancer, rare diseases, and other serious disorders for which standard treatments fail. However, personalized treatments require additional analyses. In particular there is currently a bottleneck in the methods used for the personalization in the study of proteins that are limiting the access of novel treatments. LIST is engaged in the realm of precision medicines, using innovative methods for analysis to help scale up and promote the application of new therapies. To this purpose, LIST develops novel protein screening and analysis methods based on nanotechnology, new material applications and microfluidics.

To help with this effort, we are searching for a Research and Technology associate with a multidisciplinary background who can contribute to a wide range of challenges:

  • You are expected to actively participate in fund raising your own projects, as well as providing input and support other team members' ideas and projects.
  • You will have to be ready to manage entire work packages coordinating research teams and communicating with outside partners.
  • On the internal front, you are expected to be capable of the management of lab activities, guaranteeing both task performance in the labs and collaboration between lab members.
  • You are expected to contribute to the production of prototypes to advance from science to technology demonstrators that facilitate the proof of LIST contribution to innovation in the field of MedTech.
  • You will be working in peptide synthesis, electrochemistry. In general, a broad understanding of laboratory equipment will be highly valued.
  • Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply


    We are searching for an expert in chemistry with experience in biosensing with a broad profile covering from organic chemistry to electrochemistry and that can operate in a multidisciplinary environment.


    Master and PhD in Chemistry, Molecular Biology or Bio-Engineering .

    Experience and skills

    · Proven professional experience (6 years after PhD minimum) in R&T

    · Organic Synthesis, Biomolecules, Biosensing, Electrochemical methods for surface functionalization

    · Physicochemical surface characterisation (SEM, AFM, XPS, TOF-SIMS), Molecular characterisation (mass spectrometry, NMR)

    · Microfluidics, electrochemical characterisation, Fluorescence and microscopy

    · Publications in high impact scientific journals with a relevant role

    · Patents and contribution to patents

    · Developed critical thinking and engagement in open-minded scientific discussions

    · Skills to coordinate research teams

    · Entrepreneurial character and collaborations with the private sector

    Language skills

    · Excellent skills in English: speaking, reading, and writing scientific text. French and German are considered 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

    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.

    Candidates shall be available for starting their position in autumn 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 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

    6 or more years

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    Cathy SCHWARTZ

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