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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Macroeconomics

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

Profile Description

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Macroeconomics

A specialisation is foreseen in modern growth theory and its empirical implications.

• Ref: F2-080019 (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 researcher will be working within the Department of Economics and Management (DEM). The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of dynamic macroeconomics. A particular interest in the economics of automation, demographic economics, and sustainable economic growth would be an asset.
• The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of dynamic macroeconomics under the supervision of Professor Andreas Irmen. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a joint supervision with another university.
• Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

For more information concerning this position, please contact:

Professor Dr. Andreas Irmen
Department of Economics and Management
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Campus Kirchberg, Bloc G
6, Rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Tel.: ++352 - 46 66 44 61 19
E-mail:

Your Profile

• Master's degree in Economics with a strong focus on quantitative methods (comparable to the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MScQEF) offered at the University of Luxembourg (see, https://wwwfr.uni.lu/formations/fdef/msc_in_quantitative_economics_and_finance)).
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment. Fluency in English is necessary. A good understanding of a second language, German or French, will be considered an advantage.

We offer

• 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 Economics and Finance (DSEF).
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
• Personal workspace at the University.
• Gender-friendly workplace.

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online, before May 30, 2020and 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.

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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