Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Innovation Economics / Management



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Language: English (UK)

Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Department of Economics and Management (DEM)

Job Number: UOL06317

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration: 36 Month

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week

Expected Start Date: 01/09/2024

Functions: PhD Candidates

Job (internal): Doctoral Researcher

The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in economics or management of innovation.


Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Katrin Hussinger. The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of economics or management of innovation. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be jointly-supervised with another university.

The doctoral candidate will contribute to the teaching of small groups in tutorials ranging from one to three hours per week. The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of large research group comprising several PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers working on related areas.



We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in economics or management of innovation. In particular, the following requirements apply:

  • A research master or a master in economics, management science or a related field
  • Excellent background in applied econometrics
  • Knowledge of handling datasets (firm level, patent level data, etc.)
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills


How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of two referees
  • A copy of the master thesis (if finished), alternatively an outline of the master thesis topic and methodology

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Katrin Hussinger, email:

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 15/04/2024. Please apply 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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06317

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 (full time)

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team
  • Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high-quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School of Economics, Finance and Management Science
  • Personal workspace
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer


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 Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.


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