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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in space and telecommunication law

About the Programme

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

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting as of 1 September 2020 a:

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in space and telecommunication law

  • A specialisation is foreseen in the area of satellite communication law
  • Ref: F2-060006 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed-term 36 months contract, extendable 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 Law of the FDEF, the SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law. She/he is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of the legal framework of satellite communication. Particular interest in ITU frequency management and space law would be an asset
• The doctoral researcher will support the SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law in its research, organizational and administrative tasks
• At the same time, the doctoral researcher will prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of the legal framework of satellite communication under the supervision of Professor Mahulena Hofmann, SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg
• The doctoral researcher can be asked to 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 Prof. Mahulena Hofmann, email:

Your Profile

• Master's degree in Law, preferably in international law or space/ telecommunication law
• Linguistic skills to work in the multilingual environment of Luxembourg: fluency in English and a good proficiency in French are required; a knowledge of a third language will be considered an advantage

We offer

• Fully funded position with a competitive salary
• Interesting and responsible work in supporting the SES Chair
• Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high-quality research environment
• An exciting international and multilingual research environment
• Personal working space at the University
• Gender-friendly workplace

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online, before 20 June 2020 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
• At least one reference letter mentioning the name, current position and relationship to 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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