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Experienced Research Engineer in soil protection (m/f)

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Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us 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 ‘d like to contribute as research support contributor? Join our Environmental Research and Innovation department The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, made up of 200 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers, provides the interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technologies to lead solutions including the major environmental challenges facing society, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control. How will you contribute? The selected candidate will join its Environmental Policies group (EPS), a research group of the Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) research unit of ERIN. The EPS group aims to contribute to the development towards a tox-free, circular and sustainable society via science-based support to the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies at national and EU level (in particular policies around chemicals, soil, (de)construction & waste, (industrial) installations) and regulatory support for RDI at the interface of science, technologies and policies. Typical outcomes of the group are (IT) tools, methods and guidelines for companies and authorities, regulatory expertise (opinions, reports, analyses, contribution of (EU) fora), helpdesk (high reactivity support) and knowledge transfer (events, platforms). As part of the team, the candidate will particularly focus on the SUSTAIN’s activities around soil protection and contaminated sites: Support Luxembourgish authorities in the definition and implementation of soil legislation, especially in the field of contaminated sites Provide scientific expertise for the derivation, application and updating of science-based decision criteria, risk assessment methodologies and tools, the identification and categorisation of potentially soil polluting (professional) activities and sites. Contribute to the execution and management of projects or project work packages in the above fields. Also contribute to the further development of ERIN’s activities and contacts around contaminated sites and participate to the network of LIST’s different activities around soil protection. In addition, the candidate will participate in the group’s activities around the management of hazardous chemicals, e.g. pro-actively inform Luxembourgish companies about their regulatory obligations via events, publications and the REACH&CLP and POPs Websites (, To fulfil these tasks, the candidate will build, based on her/his technical and scientific expertise, regulatory competences on soil protection and chemicals legislation and tools for their implementation. Moreover, the selected applicant will benefit from the expertise of her/his colleagues and will be trained on specific related topics. Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now! You hold a Master’s degree in soil or environmental sciences/engineering, or another relevant natural science or engineering domain. You have experience in an RTO/academic environment, scientific/technical consulting, authorities, or industry on contaminated site management, pollution risk assessment or remediation where you gained expertise in relevant fields, e.g. in the assessment of environmental fate, leaching or terrestrial ecotoxicity, analytic chemistry, or site-specific assessment. You also demonstrate: Interdisciplinary thinking, with well-developed communication skills (oral and written) and team spirit to successfully integrate into the multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary work environment at LIST and effectively communicate with LIST’s partners Client orientation mindset and great sense of service. Highly motivation, pro-activity and openness for new challenges. You are fluent in English and either French or German is mandatory. Will be considered an asset: A PhD degree An experience in other environmental policy/legislation fields, as well as experience in other fields that backs up your future tasks/role (e.g. research, environmental management, engineering, innovation, communication/awareness raising, project definition and management, proposal writing, etc.). Knowledge of industry or other sectors in Luxembourg gives you a clear advantage for this role. Knowledge of a third language, e.g. Luxembourgish. Your LIST benefits An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects; Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society; Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and 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 to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions; Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science; 32 days’ paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers; Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills; An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas. Apply online Your application must include: A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience; A scientific CV with contact details; Contact details of 2 references. Application procedure and conditions LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability; Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities; The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above In this context, all applications will be initially screened, and a first round of interviews will be organised by a Committee composed of LIST collaborators and two external persons from AEV (Administration de l’Environnement du Luxembourg) with whom LIST has signed all the appropriate contractual agreements in order to ensure an appropriate level of protection of your personal data. AEV is the national competent authority on soil and contaminated sites and the position holder will closely work with AEV in the future Successful candidates will be then asked to participate in the second phase of the recruiting, in which LIST & AEV will be involved. We are committed to ensure that each processing and transfer of data between LIST and its partners or providers is protected and com…

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