Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc) in Steel Construction (M/F)
University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the area of Steel- and Steel-Concrete Composite Construction for the ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel Construction of Prof. Christoph Odenbreit.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc) in Steel Construction (M/F)

  • Ref: 50014353 - E-AGR-0022-10-C
  • Fixed Term Contract 36 months (CDD)
  • Full-time (40 hrs/week)
  • Employee status


The ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel Construction (AMCSC) is a cooperation of ArcelorMittal and the University of Luxembourg for education, research and consultancy with focus on steel and composite structures for steel-intensive solutions.

Research and Development are core activities for ArcelorMittal to maintain and improve the competitiveness of steel, for the benefit not only of the company and steel industry at large, but also for the customers and the environment. The Chair is an initial step towards an enduring cooperation between Luxembourg's largest employer and the University. The combination of steelmaking competency with the University's research potential is an opportunity to support Luxembourg on its way to becoming a leading country in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century.

Your role :

The successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Prepare new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects
  • Develop and drive forward new research ideas
  • Contribute to teaching and doctoral training
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Coordinate research projects and prepare project deliverables
  • Provide assistance in the supervision of PhD students

Your profile :

  • PhD in the domain of civil structural engineering, preferably steel construction
  • Experience in experimental laboratory testing
  • Skills in scientific numerical simulation programs (ABAQUS, ANSYS) and MATLAB or similar
  • Trans-disciplinary communication skills
  • Very good command of English
  • Willingness to work in a multilingual and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

We offer :

  • A dynamic and well-equipped research environment
  • Access to a rich network in science and industry
  • Continuous training in scientific and professional skills
  • Personal work space at the University of Luxembourg.


Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • A motivation letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria
  • A research statement (maximum two pages) outlining your scientifc interests and describing your specific research perspectives
  • Publication list and PDFs of those publications
  • Doctoral thesis (final or draft, if draft, then state the expected submission date)
  • Full contact details of two persons willing to act as referees
  • Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English, French or German translation

All documents should be uploaded in PDF format via the UL online submission system until October, 4th 2019. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

Please note that incomplete applications as well as applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Selection process: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the criteria detailed above. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and/or interviewed by phone.

Gender policy: UL strives to increase the proportion of female researchers in its faculties. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply.

Research work in Luxembourg: Please see the Foreign Researcher’s Guide to Luxembourg for more information on research employment in Luxembourg and the procedures that apply.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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