PhD candidates in Behavioural Science (economics, psychology, finance, logistics, health)
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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source : Academic Media Group International AB

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu) are recruiting up to nine fully-funded PhD candidates in Behavioural Science (economics, psychology, finance, logistics, health).

LISER and the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu) invite highly qualified and motivated applicants for PhD positions within the framework of the new doctoral training unit (DTU) on Experiments, Ethics and Economics’ (3E), funded by the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund ().

The project consists of an interdisciplinary consortium of social scientists who use scientific experiments involving human subjects in their research.

Besides the focus on experimental research, 3E highlights the tensions between ethics and economics. Most economic decisions have moral implications, as they impact on people or the environment.

In particular, business culture and market behaviour often seem to conflict with morality and ethics. At a time of public concern about unsustainable economic development and growing inequality between individuals, we take a closer look at how morality impact people’s decision making in economic situations.

This research is important in terms of science, but also has the potential to critically inform public policy, as effective policies cannot be designed without a thorough understanding of the nature and mechanisms of human social behaviour.

More information about the composition of the consortium and research objectives as well as a list of indicative research topics is available in the Appendix to this document.

Collaboration between supervisors from different institutions will be systematically encouraged within the consortium to reinforce the inter-institutional links and the exposure of students to different perspectives.

Hence, the successful candidates will benefit from expertise and knowledge offered by several members of the consortium and other staff in the respective institutions.

3E builds on the Doctoral Programs of LISER, the Doctoral School of Economics and Finance (DSEF) and the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences (DSHSS).

The present recruitment is the first cohort of a multiannual programme. If all 9 places cannot be filled, we foresee further recruitment cohorts in the future.

Your Role...

  • Prepare a doctoral thesis in one of the proposed themes;
  • Contribute to co- and single-authored publication endeavours of the project team;
  • Participate in activities and management of the project, including the training and seminars, public outreach activities, site visits, stakeholder workshops, social media communication etc.
  • What we expect from you

  • Each of the 9 proposed topic areas has specific requirements that are listed under each topic description. When applying to one (or more) of these topics, please consult the relevant topic-specific description.
  • Closing date for applications : 10th June 2021, 18 : 00 CET time.

    For project-related information , please contact the DTU coordinators, Professor Marc Suhrcke (marc.suhrcke liser.lu), Professor Tibor Neugebauer (tibor.

    neugebauer uni.lu), Professor Daniele Nosenzo (daniele.nosenzo econ.au.dk). (Please do not send applications to them!).

    For administrative matters , please contact recruitment liser.lu

    We offer

  • An exciting multi-disciplinary and international research environment with ample opportunities to exchange with scholars from related disciplines at LISER and at the University of Luxembourg;
  • Work in the context of a multidisciplinary dissertation supervisory committee (DSC);
  • Work in a project team with several other Doctoral candidates and postdoc researchers;
  • A work contract with full social security coverage, either at LISER or at the University of Luxembourg, depending on the topic and the affiliation of the main supervisor;
  • A highly competitive salary for the full-time PhD position for a period of maximum of 4 consecutive years, plus a generous annual training budget;
  • A tailor-made scientific training programme with a wide range of courses and seminars offered by the consortium partners;
  • A package of mentoring, training and career development.
  • In Short...

  • Fixed-term working contract 36 months (extendable up to 48 months if required), in the framework of the 3E-Doctoral Training Unit on Experiments, Ethics and Economics’
  • Work Hours : Vollzeit 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Start date : 1st October 2021 (Submissions may be considered beyond the deadline, for positions that are not filled, in which case a later starting date is envisioned.)
  • Enrolment at the University of Luxembourg (Doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF) or the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences (DSHSS))
  • PhD co-supervision by two members of the 3E consortium
  • Job Reference : 21-14
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