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Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Management (f/m)

University of Luxembourg. Luxemburg, 20.06.2018

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

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Management (M/F)

  • Ref: F2-060013 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed-term 14-month initial contract, extendable to 36 months,
  • Full-time position, 40-hours weeks
  • Employee and Student status
  • The doctoral candidate will be working within the Department of Economics and Management (CREA) of the University of Luxembourg
  • The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Jonard and Dr Laurent Bergé. Work will take place at the University of Luxembourg
  • The general research theme is the economics and management of Innovation. The thesis will aim at understanding the reciprocal interdependencies of employee mobility, social networks dynamics and knowledge creation and diffusion. The project will combine concepts, theories and tools from micro-economic theory, the economics of innovation, sociology, strategic management and organization theory, trying to maintain explicitly a multi-disciplinary perspective. The approach will be quantitative, relying on mathematical modelling and computational experiments, possibly complemented in a later stage by empirical analysis. It is expected that the research yields significant managerial and strategic insights at the firm level, while also being of relevance for Policy and the design of systems of innovation
  • The tasks involved in PhD research are varied and the PhD candidate must be willing to conduct each of them. They include: conducting literature surveys and writing state-of-the-art summaries; writing reports and articles; conducting joint and independent research activities; attending and participating to regular meetings; making oral presentations; disseminating results at international conferences and workshops; publishing peer-reviewed articles
  • The PhD candidate will also contribute to teaching, from one to three hours per week
Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

  • Master’s degree in Management or Economics, with a taste and curiosity for concepts and methods from other disciplines
  • Experience in programming (C++, R, Python.).
  • Good understanding of data management, modelling and analysis
  • Strong interest in mathematical modelling and computational analysis
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to interact
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Fully-funded position with a competitive salary
  • Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high quality research environment
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal work space at the University
Applications must be submitted online, before 31/07/2018 and must include the following:
  • A motivation letter (max 500 words)
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A copy of relevant writing essays (if applicable)
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • Two references (with name, contact, current position and relationship to the applicant)
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Bewerbungsschluss: 31.07.2018