Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Economics/Management of a Machine Economy
University of Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

Successful candidates will join a young, strong and motivated FINATRAX Research Group. The research group conducts research on the application and the impact of digital technologies like DLT / Blockchain, Digital Identities, Machine Learning / AI, and IoT / 5G on organisations in the private or public sector.

By doing so, it builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who come from different disciplines (e.

g., policy, business, technology) and pursue first-rate research on the design and impact of information systems.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to several exciting research projects, most notably, FiReSpARX.

In this project, successful candidates will be tasked with designing an economic framework (e.g, a market with certain incentive schemes) for robotic trading in space.

Space is becoming an increasingly competitive environment, where private and public players will deploy autonomous entities of all kinds (e.

g., satellites, robots, etc.). Economic cooperation and interaction between these will be a key source of value creation.

At the same time, such an economic framework will also be highly relevant on earth and successful candidates will have the opportunity to establish first principles of the economy of machines.

Next to FiReSpARX, successful candidates will carry out research in the context of Prof. Fridgen’s PayPal-FNR PEARL Research Grant in the area of DLT / Blockchain, Digital Identities, and Machine Learning / AI.

Successful candidates will thus have the opportunity to investigate a broad range of research areas and design an individual research portfolio.

As such, successful candidates will be able to align the skills that they learn pursuing a doctorate with their personal goals and interests.

Your Profile

Qualification : The candidate should possess a master degree or equivalent in (Information) Economics, Information Systems (Engineering), Management, Finance, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field.

What we’re looking for :

  • A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group
  • The commitment to participate in the design and implementation of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems
  • Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work
  • The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and / or experience in one or several of the following areas :

  • Market mechanisms
  • Pricing and auction mechanisms
  • Game theory
  • Knowledge and / or experience in related areas (e.g., financial markets or operations research) will be appreciated but are not a requirement to apply .

    Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of either French, German or Luxembourgish will be appreciated but are not a requirement to apply .

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • 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 45 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package . The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • 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
  • But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Download the brochure : Why choose SnT for your PhD?
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Internal Title : Doctoral Researcher
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03984
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online in English and include :

  • A cover letter including : A statement on the candidate’s personal motivation for applying (why a doctoral program, why in Luxembourg, minimum 300 words)A statement on the candidate’s motivation for applying for this topic (minimum 300 words)
  • Full CV
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or equivalent)
  • Candidate’s higher education entrance qualification (e.g., high school diploma)
  • Reference letters by prior employers
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE 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.

    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.

    Further information

    For further information, please contact alexander.rieger uni.lu and gilbert.fridgen uni.lu

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