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.

You ‘d like to contribute as a Post-Doctoral Researcher? Join our Materials Research and Technology department 

Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

The department also includes four high-tech platforms, focusing on composites, prototyping, characterization and testing. These platforms serve both LIST research staff, and other stakeholders in Luxembourg.


How will you contribute?

As a key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), with its employees, is active in the domains of materials, the environment and IT. As an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) and with its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach, LIST contributes to the development of Luxembourg’s economy and society. The Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology, with about 190 collaborators. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners and contributes to Luxembourg’s and Europe’s innovation agenda in Materials Research and Technology.

The Advanced Instrumentation for Nano-Analytics (AINA) group within the Scientific Instrumentation and Process Technology (SIPT) unit of MRT is renowned for developing innovative nano-analytical techniques for materials characterization and life science applications. During the past few years we have been developing in particular a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) add-on system for the Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) and for a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), allowing the advantages of high spatial resolution with high sensitivity chemical information to be combined for nano-analytics. Building on this expertise, AINA is currently expanding its research portfolio by developing novel laser based diagnostic techniques for neutral gases, plasmas and nanoparticles. 

In this context, we are launching the project FRAGOLA, recently funded with an ATTRACT grant by the FNR, which aims at developing 1D capabilities for single shot coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering and demonstrating its use for the characterization of the boundary layer profile in a laboratory scale wind tunnel. The project involves the development of an advanced, non-linear optics diagnostic scheme, the development of a novel detection scheme and apparatus, as well as the wind tunnel where the technique will be demonstrated. We are seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral researcher with an interest in advanced laser diagnostics to work with our team on developing a novel 1D scheme, to perform single shot Coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin Scattering (CRBS) measurements in neutral gas flows. Specifically, we are looking for a candidate with an interest in diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers as well as high power laser amplifiers, knowledgeable with regards to optical components and optical alignment and characterization techniques. In-depth understanding of optical, atomic and molecular physics is expected. The ultimate goal of this project will be to develop CRBS methods that will provide new approaches to in-situ measurements in super- and hyper- sonic gas flows.

 The Post-Doc will work with highly skilled scientists and engineers in the dynamic environment of the AINA group. The Post-Doc will acquire highly valued skills in the applications of advanced laser diagnostic techniques as well as working with prototype instruments for gas flow research. The Post-Doc will take a main role in the development of the techniques and instruments mentioned above. The successful candidate will coordinate the local research efforts together with input from international project partners. In consultation with the project leader, the Post-Doc will design and perform relevant experiments, analyse and interpret the results, write scientific articles and disseminate the results in international conferences


Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!

You hold a PhD degree in Physics, Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, combined with a pronounced taste for experiments, team work spirit and strong motivation. Additionally, you have a pronounced taste for mechanical and electronic DIY which is a strong asset for this position. You’re able to manage several tools at the same time and you have a perfect synchronisation to proceed. Familiarity with characterization of laser light, alignment and operation of high power lasers, analysis of spectroscopic data. Proficiency in LabVIEW is highly desired. Proficiency in CAD programs and Origin is desired. A good knowledge of LABVIEW and Python/Matlab programming as well as demonstrated expertise with laser diagnostics are strong assets for this position. 

On top of this, you’re highly motivated and strong team worker. You are fluent in English (both written and oral). You’re the one we’re looking for!WE OFFER

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 such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and top of the range 3D/4D printings that are part of our toolkit for excelling in all we do;

Multicultural and international work environment with more than 45 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, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers; 

Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills; 

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

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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);
  • 2 reference letters.

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

  • EnglishRead B2 Upper intermediateWrite B2 Upper intermediateSpeak B2 Upper intermediate




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