University of Luxembourg

PhD positions in New and high efficiency photovoltaic concepts

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Four Ph.D positions are available in the photovoltaics cluster in the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS) at the University of Luxembourg, with two positions at the Laboratory of Energy Materials led by Prof. Dale and two positions at the Laboratory of Photovoltaics led by Prof. Siebentritt. These positions are for two joint European collaborative projects which aim at new materials, methods and concepts for highly efficient thin film photovoltaic devices.     

Your Role...

Inorganic thin film photovoltaics require low energy to fabricate, are stable for decades, and have achieved efficiencies comparable to silicon. In these new projects we will implement ideas to improve the efficiency still further and open new photovoltaic applications such as colour and semi-transparency. All the projects will involve significant international collaboration, sample exchange, inkjet or vapour phase synthesis, semiconductor and device characterisation.

What we expect from you…

We are looking for a motivated, independent, passionate skilled physicists, physical chemists, or materials scientists to join our teams. As part of the photovoltaics cluster you will enjoy the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate internally, and use well equipped laboratories. Our publications ( and ( provide a perspective on our research directions.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 48 Mois
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Doctoral Researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL05721

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 39953 full time

How to apply...

Applications in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript or grade record
  • Three reference contacts

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. 

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.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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We offer an attractive working environment in one of the most enjoyable European cities (

Further information...

More information can be found on the cluster website:

Or contact: Prof. Phil Dale or Prof. Susanne Siebentritt

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