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PhD (Doctoral Candidate) positions "Physics and Materials Science"
Published(1118 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1052 days ago)
University of Luxembourg (UL) / Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)Luxemburg
The University of Luxembourg (UL) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) invite applications for up
to 16 PhD (Doctoral Candidate) positions (m/f) within the newly established Doctoral Training Unit on "Materials for Sensing
and Energy Harvesting" in the research fields of Physics and Materials Science. The doctoral programme MASSENA is funded
under the framework of the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
The objectives of the research programme are to improve the understanding and the performance of materials used in sensing and
energy harvesting. The medium to long-term research objective is to enable new applications and improved performance.
The Doctoral Training Unit is organised in four thematic clusters: three application oriented clusters - (A) strain sensors
and energy harvesters, (B) electronic sensors and energy harvesters, and (C) bio-sensing - are supported by a transversal cluster on (D) electronic structure theory.
Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science
Strong background in at least one of the fields of the clusters
Good English language skills
Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Curiosity and self-motivation
A dynamic and well-equipped research environment
Intensive training in scientific and transferable skills, participation in schools, conferences and workshops
Three-year (fixed term) employee contract at UL or LIST, extensible to four years
Enrollment as a PhD student in the Doctoral School of Science and Engineering at UL
Personal work space at UL or LIST (depending on project)
UL and LIST strive to increase the share of female PhD students. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply.
Before proceeding with the submission of your application, please prepare the following documents in English.
Motivation letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria. The motivation letter must clearly
highlight your choice of research project (listed at http://pride-massena.lu). You can list up to three
projects with priorities or you can apply for a cluster. Explain your choice.
Publication list (if applicable)
Coordinates of two persons willing to send a letter of recommendation
Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English translation
All documents should be uploaded in pdf format. Please note that incomplete applications or applications without project or
cluster priorities will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview or interviewed by phone. The positions will be offered to candidates
following approval by the steering committee of the Doctoral Training Unit.