Post-doctoral researcher in Private Law

Job Description & Qualification

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg
Organisation data: Department of Law (DL)
Job Number: UOL05034
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 12 Month
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected Start Date: 01/09/2022
Functions: Postdoctorant
Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher

The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in private law

Your role...
The postdoctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor David Hiez in particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher will be in charge of:
- Coordinating the work of the drafting group for limitation (“prescription”) in the « réforme du code civil » project
- He/she will prepare pieces of draft for the project and revise the drafts of the drafting group
- He/she will make publications of articles in scientific reviews and contributions to conferences to promote and comment the reform process with respect to the convention between the University and the Ministry of Justice
- Assisting with teaching activities, one to three hours a week and contribute to tutoring students

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in private law, preferably with a specialization in “droit civil” (N.B. applications from PhD candidates who will have started their final year of doctoral studies before that date may be considered). In particular, the following requirements apply:
- Strong interest in “droit civil”
- Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level
- Good IT skills
- Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team
- Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in French, good understanding of a second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage
- Excellent communication and writing skills

In short...
- - Contract Type: 12 months fixed term contract
Work Hours: Full-time position, 40h/week
- Location: Kirchberg
- Job Reference: F2-50016482

In particular, we offer:
- An exciting international and multilingual research environment
- Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University
- Travel opportunities for training and learning
- The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer

Application Procedure

How to apply...
Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

A motivation letter
A copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date
A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of published works
Copy of a publication
The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee
For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. David Hiez, email:

Applications by email will not be considered.
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The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the Organization

About us...
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:
- Department of Law
- Department of Economics and Management
-Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.

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Job ID

ID: J11128