The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is offering a full time research associate position in the framework of a public private partnership on innovative plant-
sourced bioactive molecules for dietary supplements and cosmetics.
The research associate will be part of the Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies research unit (BIOTECH) at the Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) at LIST.
With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department has the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today : climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control.
The RDI activities of the BIOTECH unit relate to the sustainable valorization of plant-based molecules for industrial applications.
The talented scientist will actively contribute to projects on plant secondary metabolite production and extraction as well as the evaluation of their health-
related properties for the elaboration of new commercial products. The position is envisaged to start as soon as possible, and is planned to last for 24 months.
The R&T Associate intervenes in the framework of two projects of the RDI research group.
In this framework, she / he will mainly :
and in vitro cell-based assays.
The researcher will work as part of a dynamic scientific team and participate in team and project meetings. She / he will interact effectively and positively with a wide variety of people and facilitate the teamwork needed to efficiently accomplish project goals.
She / he will support filing of patents and writing of scientific publications.
sourced metabolite production
These include for example advanced chromatographic techniques coupled with various detectors such as mass spectrometry