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1 Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Law (M/F) in European Private Law – Comparative Contract law – Comparative Tort Law

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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Deadline for Application: 20/09/2018

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for

1 Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Law (M/F) in European Private Law – Comparative Contract law – Comparative Tort Law

Ref: F2-080012 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
• Fixed- term contract 14 months initial, extendable to 36 month
• Full-time position, 40h/week
• Employee and status

• The doctoral candidate will be working within the Research Unit of Law. The doctoral candidate is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of European Private Law Particular interest in Clinical Legal Education would be an asset.
• The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Elise Poillot. The thesis has to be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a joint supervision with another university.
• Contribute to the functioning of the legal clinic (teaching and cases management). The teaching activity of the PhD student will mainly be conducted in the frame of the Clinique de droit de la consommation.
• Contribute to the management of research projects lead by Professor Elise Poillot or to which she collaborates.
• The Phd thesis can be written in English or French

• Master's degree in Private Law
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: An excellent command of French (C1 level, teaching activity will be done in French as it is the language of the Clinique du droit), and a very good command of English (C2 level) are required as well as that of a third language, German or Italian in particular, will be considered an advantage.

• Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
• Competitive compensation.

Applications should be submitted online before 20/09/2018 and must include the following:
• A motivation letter;
• A research proposal (maximum two pages);
• A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable;
• A transcript of concluded university studies;
• The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one academic referee.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Elise Poillot,

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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