The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu), and the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC) are recruiting 3 fully funded doctoral candidates in Economics.
LISER, the University of Luxembourg and STATEC invite highly qualified and motivated applicants for PhD positions within the framework of the ACROSS doctoral training unit on ‘Analysis of Cross-Border Human Mobility’, funded by the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). ACROSS gathers economists and geographers from LISER, from the Department of Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg and from the Research Division of STATEC. The project seeks to develop tools to monitor, analyze and improve the understanding of the causes and consequences of cross border workers’ flows. Special attention will be given to candidates interested in the link between cross-border mobility and entrepreneurship. More information about the composition of the consortium and research objectives as well as a list of indicative research topics can be found on the temporary ACROSS webpage available by clicking here:
Co-promotion will be systematically encouraged within the consortium to reinforce the links between institutions. Hence, the successful candidates will benefit from expertise and knowledge offered by different members of the consortium. ACROSS builds on the Doctoral Programs of LISER and of the Doctoral School of Economics and Finance (DSEF). The present recruitment is the third cohort of a multiannual program that consists of 3 recruitment waves between 2020 and 2022 offering for each www.liser.lu cohort an intake of PhD candidates in autumn and an excellent training and mobility program over a period of maximum 4 years.
- Prepare a doctoral thesis on the causes and/or consequences of these migration and cross-border commuting flows;
- Contribute to co- and single-authored publication endeavors of the project team;
- Participate in the daily management of the project, including public outreach activities, site visits, stakeholder workshops, social media communication etc.
- Master Degree in Economics (equivalent to a Research Master) with honors or more;
- Methodological skills and/or previous quantitative research experience;
- Strong interest in the analysis of human mobility issues;
- Excellent verbal communication and academic writing skills in English;
- Enthusiasm for research, critical thinking, possibly including some first experience in publishing.
- Contract Type: 36 months fixed-term contract (extendable up to 48 months if required)
- Work Hours: Full time 40 hours / week
- Earliest starting date: October 2022
- Job Reference: UOL04924 / 22-05
- An exciting multi-disciplinary and international research environment with ample opportunities to exchange with scholars from related disciplines at LISER, the University of Luxembourg and STATEC;
- Work under the supervision of two co-promoters;
- Work in a project team with several other Doctoral candidates and postdoc researchers;
- A work contract with full social security coverage at LISER or the University of Luxembourg;
- A highly competitive salary for the full-time PhD position for a period of maximum of 4 consecutive years (3+1 years);
- A tailor-made scientific training program with a wide range of courses and seminars offered by the consortium partners;
- A package of mentoring, training and career development.
How to apply…
- A letter of application outlining your thematic interest, motivation and profile;
- A CV;
- Copies of relevant degree diplomas, especially Master degrees that prepare to academic research, and related transcripts;
- A statement of equivalence for a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance; you can download a template here in “Documents for PHD Admission”;
- At least one letter of recommendation preferably by the promoter of your MA/MSc thesis (to be uploaded with the application documents or sent separately to [email protected]);
- Proof of a good level in English (TOEFL, etc.);
- A relevant research paper (e.g. a working paper or your MA/MSc thesis).
Students graduating over summer 2022 are also encouraged to apply.
Closing date for applications: 21st June 2022.
Interview of short-listed candidates: second week of July 2022.
LISER and the University of Luxembourg are Equal Opportunity Employers