PhD Student (Doctoral Candidate) in Engineering Science
University of Luxembourg

PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Engineering Science


(Valid from 08/05/2023 to 09/06/2023)

The University | About us...

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 ;MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife 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 University of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal created the ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel Construction at the University of Luxembourg. To support this Chair, the University is looking for a PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Engineering Science.

 Your Role...

The PhD student (doctoral researcher) will work under the guidance of a professor on a research theme and will also contribute to education in a certain extent. She/he should finish the work with a doctoral degree in engineering science.

Foreseen research 

RegainSteel project:

The project is through the ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel Construction, under the collaboration between the University of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal. It deals with the investigation of structural steel elements for reuse in a circular economy and works at the material level by using destructive- and nondestructive steel material test and measurement methods. These procedures will allow for determining the steel properties for reuse in a new construction. Besides metallurgical and experimental work in the laboratory and on-site, the use of Artificial Intelligence will help to optimize the process and make more feasible use of nondestructive measurements.

 What we expect from you…

  • Diploma or Master’s degree in Civil Structural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • A deepened knowledge in steel structural analysis as well as basic metallurgical knowledge
  • A finished education in Welding Engineering or an equivalent degree would be beneficial
  • Open mind to the Artificial Intelligence tools
  • Willingness for laboratory and analytical work is necessary
  • Willingness to enroll as PhD-student at UL
  • Language: English at B2 level, additional German or French is seen as an asset

 In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Luxembourg Kirchberg and Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL05653

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38979 (full time)

 How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter / Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Diploma and Transcripts (Master and Bachelor degrees)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Copies of Certificates and any additional information

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31/05/2023. 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.

 In return you will get…

  • 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. 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 …

 Further information...

For additional information please contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Odenbreit or Dr. Teodora Bogdan

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