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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in law (m/f) A specialisation is foreseen in civil procedure

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

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

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in law (m/f)
A specialisation is foreseen in civil procedure

• Ref: 50012559 – R-STR-8027-00-B(to be mentioned in all correspondence)
• Fixed- term 14 month initial contract, extendable to 36 month
• Full-time position, 40h/week.
• Employee and student status

• The doctoral researcher will be working within the Research Unit of Law. The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of civil procedure. Particular interest in comparative law and international litigation would be an asset.
• The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of European/ comparative civil procedure under the supervision of Professor Séverine Menétrey. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a jointly-supervised with another university.
• Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

• Master's degree in private law / civil procedure / European – international litigation
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage.

• Fully-funded position with a competitive salary.
• Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School of Law.
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
• Personal work space at the University.
• Gender-friendly workplace.

Applications should be submitted online, before 15/05/19 and must include the following:

• A motivation letter.
• 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 referee.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Séverine Menétrey, email:

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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