University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)

Position ID: FSTM-PHDS [#17307, UOL02597]
Position Title: PhDs in Mathematics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg 4365, Luxembourg [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematic
Application Deadline: 2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/02/10, finished 2021/08/18, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.


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 Mathematics Department of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for:


3 PhD positions, co-financed by a grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund.


PhD advisors currently recruiting and their research areas:

  • Giovanni Peccati: Stochastic analysis, random fields and stochastic geometry
  • Antonella Perucca: Number theory (algebraic, analytic, computational), arithmetic geometry
  • Jean-Marc Schlenker: Geometric structures on 3-dimensional manifolds and geometric analysis
  • Gabor Wiese: Number theory, arithmetic geometry, computer algebra

The other PIs in the project are Ivan Nourdin, Hugo Parlier, Norbert Poncin, Bruno Teheux and Sergei Merkulov.


Your Role

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research under the guidance of professors (names and areas of expertise listed below), with the aim of obtaining a PhD in mathematics. They will also be expected to contribute to the department’s many activities, including seminars, teaching, outreach and various other research related events.


Our department offers an outstanding and dynamic environment for PhD candidates, with multiple seminars, working groups, colloquia, and a doctoral school which also includes access to multiple training opportunities, including some not only focused on mathematics. In addition, our modern campus provides excellent facilities, creating an invigorating research environment.


Your Profile

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or related disciplines. (The degree must be obtained before the beginning of the contract but you can apply before).
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Strong dedication to doing mathematics at a research level.

In Short

  • Contract Type: 36 months fixed-term contract (up to 48 months if required)
  • Internal position name: Doctoral researcher
  • Teaching duties of up to 60 hours per year
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL02597 / R-AGR-3528-13-C

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

 Letter of motivation, explaining the reasons for applying to Luxembourg

  • A ranked list of up to three PhD advisors from the above list (with motivations for the choices)
  • Full CV
  • Transcript of academic records and copies of diploma
  • Names of at least two references who are willing to write a letter of recommendation on the candidate's behalf (they may be contacted by us)
  • Any other relevant documents

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. 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.


Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

Additional remarks: 

  • The positions are funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (ref. PRIDE17/12246620/GPS).
  • Administrative questions should be addressed to
  • Scientific questions should be addressed to the corresponding potential PhD advisor (we suggest contacting the potential supervisor in any event)

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