Researcher in Economics
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

 

Researcher in Economics

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract

Duration:

36 Month

The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in Quantitative Urban and/or Trade Economics.

Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Picard. The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Quantitative Urban and/or Trade Economics. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg. The suggested theme of the PhD is Quantitative Urban and/or Trade Economics. The candidate is, however, welcome to suggest any other topic within the overarching project theme. The doctoral candidate will contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of large research group comprising several PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers working on related topics of Urban Economics, Trade and Migration. Being part of the project will allow the doctoral researcher to enhance his/her knowledge-base and experience; working on the various aspects of the project will not only strengthen his/her academic profile, but also give him/her access to (and the chance to critically engage with) some of the most renowned experts in the field.

Qualifications...

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in Urban and Trade Economics. In particular, the following requirements apply:

  • A Master’s of Science Degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance or any equivalent diploma training to academic research in Economics
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
How to apply...

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • A detailed description of the applicant’s Master training for academic research in Economics, which include the description of courses in Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Econometrics, Advanced Math, Urban Economics and Trade Economics and potentially Advanced Finance
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact: dsefm@uni.lu

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 01/07/2024. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06325

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 (full time)

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises)
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer
About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.


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