Doctoral Candidates (PhD students) in Mathematics

The Mathematics Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund  for its PhD programme and opens several positions for PhD candidates.


  • Starting date: 1 September 2017 or later
  • Duration: 14-month initial contract, extendable up to 3 or 4 years, 40 hours/week
  • Deadline for applications for start in September 2017: 30 April 2017
  • Applications for later starting dates can be handed in at any time.

Your Role

  • Conduct research in Mathematics under the guidance of a professor, with the aim of stuying towards a PhD in Mathematics
  • Publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Teaching duty of up to 60 hours per year

Your Profile

  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics or related disciplines of high quality; it is possible to apply if the respective degree is to be obtained soon (details to be given in the application)
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Dedication to doing Mathematics at research level
  • Willingness to integrate in a team

Our Offer

  • The Mathematics Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg offers a dynamic environment with a large number of ongoing scientific activities (English as working language)
  • Financial support for participating in scientific activities (workshops, conferences, summer schools, etc.)
  • Attractive salary
  • Membership of the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering at the University of Luxembourg with an interesting offer of various scientific and transferable trainings

PhD Advisors and Research Areas

  • Prof. Jean-Luc Marichal: Mathematics of Operations Research, decision mathematics, functional equations
  • Prof. Sergei Merkulov: Geometry, algebra and mathematical physics, deformation quantization, operads and props, graph complexes, Grothendieck-Teichmüller group
  • Prof. Ivan Nourdin: Stochastic analysis, Malliavin calculus, theoretical modeling
  • Prof. Martin Olbrich: Harmonic analysis, symmetric spaces
  • Prof. Hugo Parlier: Low dimensional geometry and topology, moduli and Teichmüller spaces, systolic geometry
  • Prof. Giovanni Peccati: Stochastic Analysis, Random Fields and Stochastic Geometry
  • Prof. Norbert Poncin: Higher Geometry, Homotopical Algebra and Mathematical Physics
  • Prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker: Geometric structures on 3-dimensional manifolds and geometric analysis
  • Prof. Gabor Wiese: Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, Computer Algebra

Application Documents

  1. Letter of motivation containing compulsorily
    • a ranked list of up to three PhD advisors from the above list with a motivation of the choice
    • motivation for conducting PhD research in Mathematics
    • motivation for applying in Luxembourg
  2. Full CV
  3. Transcript of academic records and copies of diplomas
  4. Names of at least two references who are willing to write a letter of recommendation on the candidate's behalf


  • Positions are funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund in the PRIDE scheme.
  • Administrative questions shall be addressed to
  • Scientific questions should be addressed to the corresponding potential PhD advisor
  • The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and applications by women are especially encouraged
  • All applications must be submitted online via
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Contact and application information
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Contact name: 
Gabor Wiese
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