Several Ph.D. Positions. Law (Luxembourg) Deadline: Sept. 14, 2019

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Program Details

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of f Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF).

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening various funded PhD positions in law, in the following topics:

  • Judicial and non-judicial control over punitive sanctions (supervisor: Prof. Silvia Allegrezza, EU Criminal Law)
  • Centralised and/or Decentralised Approach to EU securities law enforcement (supervisor: Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac, Financial Markets Law)
  • Public and private enforcement of international sanctions at the national level (supervisor: Prof. Matthew Happold, Public International Law)
  • Evidence sharing in multi-level enforcement systems (supervisor: Prof. Katalin Ligeti, EU Criminal Law)
  • Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and effective protection of rights – consumer protection in financial services (supervisors: Prof. Elise Poillot, EU Consumer Law; and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto, Commercial Law, Company Law, Financial Regulation)
  • Enforceability of EU law and availability of legal remedies: the challenges of multi-level settings to the protection and/or promotion of constitutional principles (migration, external action of the EU and restrictive measures, external action of the EU and sustainable development) (supervisor: Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, EU Law)


  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.
  • The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.


  • Fully-funded 4-year position.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Fixed- term contract 14-month initial, extendable to 48 months.
  • Full-time position, 40h/week.
  • Employee and student status.

Eligibility/ Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Law; a multidisciplinary background in Economics is an advantage.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

Application Process

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply’ below. The application must include the following documents: 

  • Completed online application form;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts of grades and official details of class rank);
  • A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
  • Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant’s academic legal training commenting on the applicant’s ability to conduct academic research;
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

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