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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in consumer law

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

About This PhD Profile

Profile Description

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

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening 1 funded PhD position in Consumer Law and Commercial Law.

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in consumer law and commercial law (m/f) - PRIDE

• Ref: 50012575 / R-AGR-3414-18-C PRIDE (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
• 36 months fixed-term contract, extendable up to 48 months
• Full-time position, 40 h/week
• Employee and student status

Your Role

• The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of Elise Poillot and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Consumer Law and Commercial Law and more specifically on the topic of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and effective protection of rights – consumer protection in financial services
• The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
• S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials

Your Profile

• Master's degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Law and in Economics is an advantage
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in French is required, excellent understanding of English, knowledge of a third language is an advantage
• Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
• Excellent communication and team working skills are required

We offer

• Fully-funded 4-year position
• 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 highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer

Further Information


Applications should be submitted online before 31 May 2020 and must include the following:
• Completed online application form
• A curriculum vitae
• Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank)
• A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography)
• Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research
• Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant

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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