Research Associate (Postdoc) in Information Systems and Energy Economics
Advertiser: Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg
Field(s) of specialization: Computational Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, Luxembourg, 1359, Luxembourg
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 16 Mar 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 16 Mar 2023
Ad text:

SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

Successful candidates will join the young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary FINATRAX Research Group, which builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering. The group researches the impact of digital technologies like Blockchain (DLT), Digital Identities, Federated Learning, and the Internet-of-Things on both private- and public-sector organizations. Researcher at the group study and pursue sustainable technologies that positively impact society. For more information, please visit our website:

Successful candidates will perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research in areas relevant for FINATRAX’s research agenda
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications
  • Collaborate and work with stakeholders in the public and private sectors
  • Prepare research proposals for industrial partnerships and national and European grants
  • Manage research projects and deliverables
  • Mentor and guide the research and career development of PhD and masters students

Your Profile...

What we are looking for:

- Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Information systems and digital technologies
  • Energy and environmental economics
  • Power systems

- Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following quantitative methods:

  • Empirical methods (surveys, experiments, instrumental variables, DiD methods, etc.)
  • Regression (linear, logistic, probit, SEM, etc.)
  • Market modelling (agent-based, equilibrium, systems dynamics, etc.)

- Experience in publishing high-quality and high-impact research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed academic publications in top quartile journals (according to Scopus rankings)

- Ability to supervise academic research and projects with partner organizations

- Ability to develop research partnerships and prepare grant applications

- Demonstrated experience in collaborating effectively in a team

- Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm to work

- Drive for personal impact in our research group

- Excellent English-language proficiency in both written and verbal communication. Knowledge of French, German and/or Luxembourgish is not required

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • Job Reference: UOL05470

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should include:

- A cover letter including:

  • A research statement and a list of topics of particular interest to the candidate (250 words)
  • A statement on the candidate’s personal motivation for applying (250 words)
  • A strategy for the acquisition of research grants and industry partnerships (250 words)
  • How the candidate found this job listing and when they are available to begin the position

- Full CV, including contact address, work experience, and a list of publications

- At least 1 recent publication in full-text, with the candidate as the (main) author

- At least 2 reference letters from (or the names and contact details of) past supervisors or employers with detailed experience of collaboration with the candidate

Only applications submitted in English through the University’s job portal will be considered. Applications by email will not be assessed.

Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We highly value diversity and individual contribution in our team. All qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

About the University of Luxembourg...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society

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