University of Luxembourg

PhD student position in Engineering Science

2025-05-15 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its "international outlook," #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

The Research Group for Building Energy and Building Services Engineering, led by Prof. Dr Frank Scholzen, embedded in the Department of Engineering of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, is looking for a Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Engineering Science.

Your Role...

A PhD position in engineering is available at the Research Group for Building Energy and Building Services Engineering, led by Prof. Dr Frank Scholzen. The PhD Topic will aim to answer questions of demand and supply of thermal energy for buildings in the context of the energy transition. Numerical simulation methods shall be applied, supported by field or lab data or measurements campaigns.

The doctoral student will be a member of the Doctoral School for Science and Engineering (DSSE) in the doctoral programme in Engineering Sciences aiming to provide interdisciplinary and internationally competitive research training.

Your Mission

  • Research in the field of Energy efficiency and Heat Supply of Buildings
  • Strengthen cooperation with external project partners
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications in journals and conferences
  • Assist in teaching activities (1-2 h course per week or similar workload for supervision of students work)

What we expect from you…

  • Master's degree in Engineering (Energy, Mechanical, Civil, or similar)
  • Solid background in Technical Building Services and Building Energy aspects
  • Language: High Level of English; in addition, German or French is considered as an asset

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Master's and Bachelor diploma
  • An abstract of the Master graduation project
  • Transcript of all courses and results from the highest university-level courses taken

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by the June 30, 2024. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Starting date:. September or October 2024
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL06456

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 (full time)

Job details

PhD student position in Engineering Science
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2025-05-15 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2025-05-15 23:59 (CET)
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