Post-Doctoral position in Growth Theory (m/f)

Updated: 8 months ago
Deadline: 31 Aug 2019

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

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg invites applications for a:

Post-Doctoral position in Growth Theory (m/f)

  • Ref: F2-110020 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed-term 24-months contract, extendable depending on the acquisition of external funding
  • Full-time position, 40h/week
  • Employee Status

Job Description

  • The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Centre for Research in Economics and Management and is expected to contribute to research in the area of growth theory.
  • We particularly encourage researchers with interests in theoretical and empirical research with a focus on the relationship between economic growth and the individual supply of labour.
  • The main tasks include writing academic papers, participating actively in the life of the department (e.g. seminars, workshops), and interacting with Ph.D. candidates, especially within the economic growth group.
  • A contribution to teaching activities (up to 2 hours a week) is expected.
  • The post-doctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Irmen.

Questions about the position should be sent to


  • PhD degree in Economics with strong background in growth theory, growth empirics, and quantitative economics in general.
  • Very good English language skills.
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.
  • Curiosity and self-motivation.


  • Fully-funded position.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Personal work space at the University (full-time contracts require the candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Gender-friendly workplace.

Applications should be submitted online before 31/08/2019 in English and should include the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max).
  • Copies of two research papers or a copy of the PhD dissertation.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


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