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Doctoral Candidate (PHD Student) in Law (Pride DTU REMS-II)

University of Luxembourg

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Luxembourg City - Luxembourg
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 28th March 2019
Closes: 17th May 2019
Reference: R-AGR-3414-10-Law

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

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening a funded PhD position in Law.


  • Ref: R-AGR-3414-10-Law (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed- term 14-month initial contract, extendable to 48 months.
  • Full-time position, 40h/week.
  • Employee and student status

For information on this training programme see the abstract below.


  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
  • The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • They shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Economics is an advantage.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We offer

  • Fully-funded 4-year position.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be submitted online before 17 May 2019 and must include the following:

  • Completed online application form;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank);
  • A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
  • Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research;
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and/or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

Further Information

PhD Supervisors and Research Areas (on the topics, please see the information available on

Prof. Silvia Allegrezza, EU Criminal Law

Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac, Financial Markets Law (Financial Regulation)

Prof. Matthew Happold, Public International Law

Prof. Burkhard Hess, EU Private Law

Prof. Katalin Ligeti, EU Criminal Law

Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, EU Law

Prof. Elise Poillot, EU Consumer Law

Prof. Isabelle Riassetto, Commercial and Company Law (Financial Regulation)

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


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