Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

At the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), we develop innovative and competitive solutions in response to the key needs of Luxembourg and European companies. Our institute is constantly developing. It is a necessity due to technological and social change, industrial evolution, and an ever-changing list of challenges and opportunities.  

We are member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO). As such, we establish a link between research and society as a whole. Our approach is to ensure that transfers take place between these two spheres. LIST's mission is to strengthen the economy through industrial innovation in Luxembourg, and to deliver projects benefitting society and quality of life in general.

We draw our strength from our employees. More than 75% are researchers and innovation experts. They are organised in three research departments which represent the backbone of our activity as a RTO.

Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Belvaux
01 Feb, 2019
Contractor
Reference : ERIN-2018-010 Context The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and environmental informatics, the 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 ERIN department of LIST has an opening for a researcher position in the field of geocomputation in the framework of national and international research projects related to geosimulation, geoanalytics and space-time uncertainty propagation. The researcher will be integrated in the Environmental Informatics unit, which focuses on artificial intelligence, mixed reality systems, visualisation, geocomputation and their application to environmental issues.   Description The research projects the candidate will contribute to, focus on the implementation of geospatial simulation and geoanalytics integrating such tools as interoperable web processing services to enable city wide energy savings potentials and develop geospatial specifications for energy management systems, predict crop disease risk, and implement an uncertainty propagation and downscaling tools for flood prediction and risk assessment. Concretely, the researcher intervenes in the framework of one or several projects of the RDI research group she/he belongs to. The researcher’s main mission is to conduct research, development and innovation and to participate to the definition and contribution with minor guidance to one or several RDI projects. RDI work: Propose and validate original scientific concepts in space-time uncertainty propagation analysis and space-time downscaling for flood prediction and risk assessments; implement the concepts for distributed computing Further develop an existing geospatial energy tool as an interoperable geospatial web processing services to enable city wide energy savings potentials Develop geospatial specifications for energy management systems Model geospatial distribution of crop disease risks using space-time (geo-)statistics and implement it for distributed computing Manage the daily research work allowing the smooth progress of the projects Actively collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally and externally Dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results: Write scientific publications, technical reports, patents Participate to scientific conferences, workshops and business events Contribute to the valorisation of software prototypes (e.g. via licences)     Profile Education PhD degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative science subject related to Geocomputation (geoinformatics, computational geography, computer science, engineering or similar) Required seniority Experience in geostatistics and space-time uncertainty propagation analysis in environmental data sciences Experience in environmental modelling and the implementation of scientific methods and algorithms Experience of software development Competencies Essential: Good skills associated with analysis, processing and/or visualisation of environmental data Strong programming skills in R and/or Python Knowledge in OGC web services and Geographic Information Systems, in particular GRASS GIS Desirable: Skills in handling large volumes of (heterogeneous) data Knowledge of Linux system administration Knowledge in Apache Spark Languages English is mandatory Luxembourgish, French and/or German are an asset Contact Candidates interested in the above position can apply online. The application file should include: A CV A motivation letter The names of two or three referees A list of publications, invited talks, patents
Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Belvaux
01 Feb, 2019
Contractor
Reference : ERIN-2018-018 Context The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and environmental informatics, the 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 ERIN department of LIST has an opening for an Engineer position in the field of geoinformatics and geocomputation. The applicant will intervene in the framework of national and international research projects, in the field of interoperable web-based geospatial decision support platforms for smart city energy applications, environmental crisis and disaster management. The applicant will be part of the Environmental Informatics unit, which focuses on artificial intelligence, mixed reality systems, visualisation, geocomputation and their application to environmental issues. The research projects the candidate will contribute to, focus on the implementation of operational geospatial web platforms involving geoanalytics & visualisation to enhance city wide energy management on the one hand and analyse changes in land use and land cover on the other hand, using OGC standards.   Description The Engineer contributes to RDI projects through the design, development and improvement of applications, processes, methods, technological solutions and/or products. Contribution to RDI projects: Design, develop and test software tools implemented into interoperable web-based geospatial decision support platforms for smart city energy applications and environmental crisis and disaster management Implement operational geospatial web platforms involving geoanalytics & visualisation to enhance city wide energy management on the one hand and analyse changes in land use and land cover on the other hand, using OGC standards Maintain state of the art expertise in the field of geospatial software technologies and geoinformatics / geocomputation Contribute to the development of partnerships and networks at a national and international level in geoinformatics and geocomputation Contribute to the technical content of new project proposals Dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results: Participate in the drafting of technical reports, scientific articles, patents Participate to the implementation of technological solutions (proofs of concepts, prototypes)     Profile Education Master degree in a quantitative science subject related to Geocomputation (geoinformatics, computer science, engineering or similar) Required seniority Proven experience in software programming related to geocomputation Experience of implementing scientific algorithms Experience of interacting with different kinds of partners and understanding their needs Experience of reporting results in a clear and comprehensible manner Competencies Essential: Strong programming skills in R, Python and/or JavaScript Experience in PyWPS, OpenLayers, Leaflet, Bootstrap, Jquery, D3js, MapServer, Geoserver, pycsw Knowledge in OGC web services, Spatial SQL, GIS and Web Development Knowledge of good software development practices such as requirements gathering, version control, testing, security issues and documentation Desirable: Skills associated with analysis, processing and/or visualisation of environmental data Knowledge in big geodata management and analytics Knowledge of Linux system administration Languages English is mandatory Luxembourgish, French and/or German are an asset Contact Candidates interested in the above position can apply online. The application file should include: A CV A motivation letter The names of two or three referees
Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Belvaux
01 Feb, 2019
Contractor
Reference : ERIN-2019-016 Context The successful candidate will join the “Environmental Research and Innovation” (ERIN) department. With a team of more than 170 scientists and engineers from life science, environmental science, and IT science, the ERIN department is tackling 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. We are offering a postdoctoral researcher position in Earth Observation (EO) data analytics. She/he will join the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling team of ERIN’s Environmental Modelling and Sensing (ENVISION) unit. This unit carries out impact-driven research, geared towards monitoring, forecasting and predicting environmental systems in a changing world. She/he will integrate an interdisciplinary team of around 50 scientists, engineers, post-docs and PhD candidates supporting the public and private sectors by developing new process understanding, alongside new environmental management tools and technologies, operating at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.   Description Satellite remote sensing data for EO, most notably the data streams generated by the Sentinel missions under the framework of the European Copernicus program, provide an unprecedented wealth of information for crisis events affecting large areas. The open position aims to complement ongoing work retrieving actionable pieces of information from such multi sensor EO data. The work will include exploring how different collections of satellite EO data can be used to substantially reduce disaster risk (i.e. losses in lives, livelihoods and health, damages to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services). New data processing tools need to be developed to contribute to an improved understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics and the environment. Such knowledge may then be used for risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness and emergency response. The successful applicant is expected to: Contribute to the development of tailored products from EO data for various stakeholders in disaster risk management and, in particular, flood management Intervene in developing classification algorithms for the identification of changes occurring in the areas of interest using large collections of radar data from Sentinel 1 and optical data from Sentinel 2. Moreover, the extraction of added value products for operational use usually involves the exploration of heterogeneous data from other sources that need to be proficiently combined Apply the classification algorithms on collections of Copernicus data to generate geo-information databases informing on disaster risk at large scale (with a special focus on flood risk) Collaborate with an international project team on the development of innovative data fusion approaches of EO data, as well as on assimilation methods for the integration of observation data into environmental models Moreover, the applicant could also be involved in the following research tasks: Provide input to the definition of research concepts Collaborate with other researchers in order to promote interdisciplinary activities internally Assist in the preparation of project reports and presentations Manage work packages of small RDI projects or small service offers under the supervision and mentorship of more senior staff Contribute to dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results (patents, licences, prototypes, publications, technical reports, participation in conferences) Make presentations at workshops with guidance and prior internal review     Profile Education Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Geosciences or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent), with a speciality in data processing Competencies You are open minded and think interdisciplinary You are creative, a team player and have proven organizational skills You show enthusiasm towards research and a passion for solving challenging problems that require complex creative solutions You show team spirit, capability and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary project within an international team Expertise in remote sensing data processing (i.e. calibration, data resampling, geo-referencing, generation of time series of geophysical parameters), Open GIS Experience in programming and, more specifically, in processing and analysing collections of multi-temporal remote sensing images Expertise in designing, implementing and operating complex processing chains, big data analytics, technical integration of scientific algorithms on web-based exploitation platforms Experience in accessing and processing satellite EO data archives using relevant computing resources for data exploitation Knowledge of using Grid and Cloud, HPC, and emerging web-based technologies for EO and environmental applications Programming skills in Matlab, IDL (or equivalent image processing software) Language Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory Proficiency of at least one of the official languages of the country is an asset (French, German or Luxembourgish) Contact Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu The application file should include: A CV A motivation letter The names of two or three referees If possible, a list of publication, invited talks, patents and granted projects