Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering (M/F)

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering (M/F)

•             Ref : 50013870- (R-AGR-3265-10-C)

•             Fixed-term contract for 2 years, extendable up to 40 months

•             Full-time (40 hours/week)

•             Starting Early 2019

•             Employee status

The successful applicant will co-coordinate a group of 6 doctoral students that work under the supervision of different professors in the framework of the EU funded project Eco-Construction for Sustainable Development (ECON4SD).

Project :

Eco-Construction for Sustainable Development (ECON4SD)

Sub-project :

Development of new structural composite flooring systems based on the construction materials concrete - timber and concrete – steel

Your role

Holistic interpretation of the results of all previous work packages and development of a material and component bank leading to a pilot of CE material / component passport for a virtual building.


Within this work package all information from the project is centralised, analysed and prepared. The principles of modular, re-usable eco-construction will be applied to a virtual building by using the developed structural components and methods of one sub-project. The new developed components with their connections will be implemented on a virtual building, which is based on architectural typologies developed within the framework of another sub-project. A life cycle analysis on the level of this pilot building will be performed. To separate the service life of a building from the service life of the materials / components of a building all relevant information must remain accessible over the service life of a building. Therefore, the applicability of monitoring systems in structural components by internal electronic chips (RFID) which are readable from the outside, thereby guaranteeing a provision of all relevant information for a reconstruction or reutilisation in future, will be developed and tested. At the end, a pilot of CE material / component passport will be prepared. Furthermore, an analysis of the current market on demand, sales potentials, competitors and a supply chain will be performed in order to develop marketing strategies for the circular economy of buildings.

For further information please contact professor D. Waldmann (Tel: +352 46 66 44 5279, ) or check the website: URL:


•             Research on modular, flexible, re-usable, prefabricated structural elements

•             Disseminate results through scientific publications and talks at conferences

•             Co-coordinate a group of 6 doctoral students

•             Assist in the strategic organization of research activities

•             Limited teaching activity

Your Profile:

•             Excellent PhD in the field of structural civil engineering

•             Independence in research

•             Willingness to integrate into the existing team

•             Very good written and oral skills in English

Applications should contain:

  • Motivation letter including CV,
  • PDF of PhD thesis (or open access link if applicable),
  • Copies of diplomas including full list of marks

Applications are to be received no later than by the 31st  December 2018. Only complete applications will be considered. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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