Research Engineer in environmental policies and soilprotection (M/F)
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology(LIST)
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Duration : 24 months As part of a Research andTechnology Organization (RTO), the work of the EnvironmentalResearch and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of themajor environmental challenges our society is facing today, such asclimate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energysystems, the efficient use of renewable resources, andenvironmental pollution prevention and control.

To this end, themission of the ERIN department is : (1) To conduct impact-drivenscientific research and development, as well as technologicalinnovation (2) To support companies in the implementation of newenvironmental regulations and advise governments on determiningsustainable policies for the future, with the objectives of : Analysing, managing and exploiting sustainable resources (water,air, soil, renewable energy, bio-resources) Reducing theenvironmental impact of human consumption and production activitiesThe selected candidate will join its Environmental Policies group(EPS), a research group of the Sustainability Assessment andCircularity (SUSTAIN) research unit of ERIN.

The EPS group aims tocontribute to a better control of environmental risks and thedevelopment towards a tox-free, circular and sustainable societyvia science based support to the definition, implementation andevaluation of environmental policies at national and EU level andregulatory support for RDI at the interface of science,technologies and policies.

It targets in particular policies aroundchemicals, waste, industrial installations (Commodo), soil andenvironmental management.

DESCRIPTION The candidate willcontribute to the various support activities of the group fornational and European authorities as well as companies and to thefurther development of the group’s RDI activities.

  • S)he willparticularly focus on : Support Luxembourgish authorities in theimplementation of soil legislation, especially in the field ofcontaminated sites, and provide scientific expertise to the furtherdevelopment of soil policies / soil protection Contribute to thegroup’s activities around the management and evaluation ofhazardous chemicals Build a network of LIST’s different activitiesaround soil protection For these tasks, (s)he will, among others,contribute with her / his scientific and technical expertise to : Thederivation and application of science-based decisioncriteria / methodologies / assessment The identification of potentiallysoil polluting (professional) activities and sites The exchangewith national and international actors The fostering of a strongconnection among the various policy areas the EPS group and LISTare working on The management of projects or project work packages;
  • ensure projects follow-up and documentation The execution of thegroup’s ongoing projects, when required The dissemination ofresults, e.

    g. via the "Betriber & Emwelt" platform ("Companies& Environment" platform that informs companies via website,events, newsletters, etc.

    The preparation of RDI project proposalsto national and EU funding instruments (e.g. H2020) PROFILEEducation A Master degree in soil sciences or another relevantnatural / environmental science or engineering domain A PhD isconsidered an asset Required seniority First experience inan RTO / academic environment, scientific / technical consulting,authorities, or industry in the above mentioned fields Knowledgeand / or some experience in soil protection, chemical pollution riskassessment of contaminated soils, remediation of polluted soilsExperience in other environmental policy / legislation fields isconsidered an asset, as well as experience in other fields thatbacks up her / his future tasks / role (e.

    g. research, environmentalmanagement, engineering, innovation, communication / awarenessraising, project definition and management, proposal writing, etc.

    Competencies The position requires interdisciplinarythinking, well-developed communication skills (oral and written)and team spirit to successfully integrate into the multicultural,multilingual and multidisciplinary work environment at LIST andeffectively communicate with LIST’s partners The candidate shouldbe highly motivated, pro-active and open for new challenges and to(further) develop a field of activity Knowledge of industry orothers sectors in Luxembourg is considered an asset LanguageFluency in English and either French or German is mandatoryKnowledge of a third language, e.

    g. Luxembourgish is considered anasset Contact Candidates interested in the above positioncan apply online via The application file should include : A CV A motivation letter The names of two or threereferees

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