PhD Student in Mathematics, University of Luxembourg

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The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Mathematics Research Unit of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication.

One assistant position (PhD-student) in mathematics (M/F)
Temporary contract for two years, renewable once for additional two years, 40 hours/week, starting 1st October 2010 or later.

Area: Decision Mathematics (aggregation functions, functional equations …)

Requirements: Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics of high quality, a degree in Applied Mathematics will also be accepted. A master thesis written in Analysis, Algebra, or Discrete Mathematics will be preferable.

The position concerns only candidates who want to prepare a PhD thesis (before a contract can be established it is required that the successful candidate registers as a PhD student at the University of Luxembourg)

We expect

  • dedication for doing mathematical research and willingness to integrate the existing team
  • willingness to prepare a PhD thesis
  • good knowledge of mathematical analysis and algebra
  • good written and oral English skills, some basic knowledge of French will be an advantage
  • readiness to develop some knowledge of French (if needed)
  • a limited teaching activity (1-3 hours/week)

We offer

  • membership in a dynamic Mathematical Institute in a newly created university
  • an exciting international environment
  • a competitive salary

For further information, please contact Jean-Luc Marichal (jean-luc.marichal[at]

Application files (in English or French) should contain the following documents:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • a copy of the master diploma
  • a description of the mathematical background of the candidate
  • a letter of motivation
  • the names, positions and addresses of two referees, with an indication of their links to the candidate (e.g., supervisor of the master thesis)

Code: F1070011
Deadline for applications: September 30, 2010

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send applications files, preferably by email, to the following address:

Jean-Luc Marichal
Mathematics Research Unit
University of Luxembourg, FSTC
Campus Kirchberg
6, rue Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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