How will you contribute?
The internship position will assist our ongoing investigations on polymer (reactive-)processing (e.g. blending, modification and synthesis) to develop polymer matrixes for 3D printing of advanced composite applications.
This internship will consist in exploring a new aspect of our investigations : the combination of new polymers (such as advanced polyamides or polyethers) in our existing printing process will be evaluated.
Besides reactive compatibilization of blends or polymer layers will be run.
Focus will be put on the following tasks :
Polymer met-blending and reactive modification (in extruders)
Eventual grinding and sewing of materials into fine powders
Printing of obtained materials (FDM or SLS processes)
Characterization of the properties of the resulting materials
Potentially : ageing resistance characterization of those blends
Functional properties (mechanical, transparency, fire resistance, scratch resistance, UV resistance ) shall be connected to physico-chemical structure using different techniques (GPC, IRTF, DSC, TGA ).
Finally, a selection of potential applications for the best materials should be envisaged.
Your LIST experience will be
Passion for impact organisation with strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe working on responsible and independent research projects;
Sustainable by design notably thanks to our task force empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society;
Innovative infrastructures and exceptional Labs with more than 5,000 square meters, including innovations such as our Viswall, high scale incubators or even 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 in fulfilling their personal and professional ambitions;
Gender friendly environment where multiple actions are made to attract, develop and retain women in Science;
32 days of holiday per annum for a full-time internship, 11 public-holiday per annum, flexible working hours ;
We encourage curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship sparkling everywhere.
Your application must include a motivation letter oriented towards the position and your experience
Application procedure and conditions :
LIST is an Equal Opportunity employer and committed to hiring and retaining a diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability.
Applications will be reviewed on-going until the position is filled OR Applications will be accepted till January 31st 2021.
An assessment committee will review the applications and candidate selection will rely on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities.
The main criterion for selection will be the existing skills and expertise of the applicant and matching with the qualifications mentioned above.
Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!
Be an undergraduate student (Master 1-2)
Be fluent in English (spoken and written)
Have a strong taste for experimental experimental work
Excellent academic track record
Ability for both individual work and collaborative teamwork
Have a background in polymer / composite processing and characterization
Dès que possible