Doctoral candidate (PhD-Student) in Engineering (M/F)

Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC)
July 07 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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

Doctoral candidate (PhD-Student) in Engineering (M/F)


Eco-Construction for Sustainable Development (ECON4SD)

Energy efficiency and life cycle optimisation of building elements in re-usable modular building architecture

  • Ref : R-AGR-3265-10-C

  • Fixed-term 14 months initial contract, extendable up to 45 months in total

  • Full-time (40 hours/week)

  • Starting 1st October 2017

  • Student AND Employee status

The successful applicant will work on the EU-funded project Eco-Construction for Sustainable Development (ECON4SD) as part of a group consisting of six doctoral students and one PostDoc that are all involved in this project. A professor of the FSTC will supervise the advancement of the doctoral studies. The doctoral student will be a member of the Doctoral School for Science and Engineering (DSSE) offering doctoral programs in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Sciences aiming to provide interdisciplinary and internationally competitive research training.

Your project part

Energy efficiency and life cycle optimisation of building elements in re-usable modular building design

Owing to the increasing demand for high flexibility, re-usability, and resource efficient construction, the present research project aims at developing modular and dismountable buildings elements and building concepts. Your sub-project consists in developing and analysing concepts for heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting of such modular building concepts. Thus, you will work in close cooperation with your project partners of the fields of architecture and civil engineering. Your analysis will mainly be based on technical feasibility studies and numerical simulation of energy demands. Additionally, you will investigate the environmental impact of the production, use/re-use and end of life phases of the developed building elements.

Your Role

  • Research in the field of energy efficiency of buildings

  • Coordinate your work with the project partners and realise the above described research project part

  • Disseminate results through scientific publications and talks at conferences

  • Obtain a PhD in engineering science

  • Assist in teaching activities ( 1h course per week or similar work load for supervision of students work)

For further information please contact Professor F. Scholzen (Tel: +352 466644-5636, or check the website: URL:


Your Profile

  • Master-degree in Engineering (energy, mechanical or similar)

  • Solid background in Technical Building Services and Building Energy aspects

  • Language: High Level of English; in addition French and/or German are considered an asset

  • Willingness to inscribe as PhD-student at the University of Luxembourg


Further information

Applications (Motivation letter including CV, PDF of MSc graduation project, copies of diplomas including full list of marks) must be sent ONLINE by clicking on the link below.

Applications are to be received no later than August 31, 2017. 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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