Your work environment
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 will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the work of the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department tackles some of the major environmental challenges our society is facing today such as adaptation to climate change, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.
To this end, the mission of the ERIN department is :
1) To conduct impact-driven scientific research and development, as well as technological innovation
2) To support companies in the implementation of new environmental regulations and advise governments on determining sustainable policies for the future, with the objectives of :
The selected applicant will join ERIN's Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies (BIOTECH) unit. This RDI unit has developed expertise in :
The BIOTECH unit carries out impact-driven research geared to the development of bio-based products and processes of industrial interest, new biorefinery concepts for more efficient and sustainable processes, and new technologies for the detection and treatment of environmental pollution.
Position and assignments
What you will be doing
The selected candidate will more specifically join the Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnologies research group, which among others develops monitoring tools for microbial contamination in the environment and studies the effectiveness of various antimicrobial compounds as well as the environmental application of probiotics.
The successful candidate should have experience in the isolation, physiological characterisation and mass culture of microorganisms isolated from the environment.
Your main missions are to :
During the course of the project, you will have to : :
Geographic mobility :
Required qualifications include at least 2 years of professional experience after PhD, ability to work with a team and ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.
The candidate will preferably have hands-on experience in applied microbiology (culture of difficult-to-grow bacteria), molecular microbiology (sequencing, basic bioinformatics) and industrial microbiology (bacteria culture in bioreactor).