Engineer in Molecular Analysis (Mass Spectrometry) (M/F)
Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
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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 Research and Technology Organization 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 180 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.

MRT’s platforms, as a transversal entity, offer a combination of recognized scientific and technological competencies and cutting-edge equipment in the field of advanced characterization, testing, composite manufacturing and prototype engineering.


The engineer will join our advanced characterization platform for supporting the activities related to molecular analyses team, who is focused on molecular identification, namely based on high-resolution mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography for reverse engineering, and molecular imaging by (AP-)MALDI-HRMS and TOFSIMS.

The candidate will develop and apply molecular analyses methods (chromatography and imaging). She / he will actively participate to the development of new methodologies in the framework of service activity and research projects carried out with internal and / or external partners.

Within the team, she / he will particularly focus on topics related to on-going and future activities in the field of biological tissue imaging by MS and studies related to pharmaceutical / cosmetic formulations.

The responsibilities of the engineer will also include :

  • Preparing the samples to be analysed
  • Interpretating the analysis results
  • Participating to the laboratory and equipment management
  • Documenting and archiving the results and related data, including the writing of reports
  • Education

  • Master’s degree in chemistry or equivalent experience
  • A background in mass spectrometry will be an asset
  • Required seniority

  • Experience of 3-5 years in analytical development in an academic, industrial or / and RTO environment
  • Competencies

  • Experience in analytical method development focused on mass spectrometry is mandatory
  • Hands-on experience in chromatography and MALDI MS is mandatory
  • Experience in MS imaging will be considered as a strong asset
  • Collaborative skills, proactive, taking initiative, result oriented, good organizational skills and capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Language

  • English and either French are mandatory
  • German or Luxembourgish are considered as an asset
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