Professorship in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

University of Luxembourg



The new professor will be a member of the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit. He or she will reinforce and expand the theoretical and / or computational activities of the Unit in the field of soft matter, biophysics, or other areas of condensed matter physics. He or she should be able to develop and combine innovative theoretical and computational tools (e.g statistical or machine learning methods). Synergies with existing theoretical and experimental groups in Luxembourg (for example within the Unit or with the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine) are desirable.

Your Role
  • Leading a new research group in theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Teaching physics in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes, supervision of PhD theses
  • Participation in administration and management

For further information contact the head of the research unit, Prof. Ludger Wirtz (

Your Profile
  • PhD and a minimum of three years of post-doctoral experience
  • Outstanding academic track record in research and teaching
  • Didactic skills
  • Leadership¬† abilities, including service to scientific community
We offer
  • Very dynamic environment within a young University in a country with a high quality of life and with excellent research funding provision.
  • Attractive startup funds.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Family friendly environment.
Further Information

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. It is desired that the successful candidate is fluent in English and has working knowledge in at least one of the two following languages: French or German. However, it is also possible to obtain proficiency in a second language after being hired. A basic knowledge of French should be acquired during the first two years.
Please send your application letter and attachments (in PDF format, including a detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, researcher ID or equivalent identifier, short description of your five most important publications, a short research plan and a teaching profile) in English, with clear referral to the concerned position to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker, using the email address:

Deadline for applications is 15th May 2019.

All applications will be handled in strict confidence

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