The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Mathematics Research Unit of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication.

One assistant position (PhD-student) in mathematics (M/F)

Temporary contract for two years, renewable once for additional two years, 40 hours/week, starting 1st October 2010 or later.

Area: Decision Mathematics (aggregation functions, functional equations …)

Requirements: Master degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics of high quality, a degree in Applied Mathematics will also be accepted. A master thesis written in Analysis, Algebra, or Discrete Mathematics will be preferable.

The position concerns only candidates who want to prepare a PhD thesis (before a contract can be established it is required that the successful candidate registers as a PhD student at the University of Luxembourg)

We expect

* dedication for doing mathematical research and willingness to integrate the existing team

* willingness to prepare a PhD thesis

* good knowledge of mathematical analysis and algebra

* good written and oral English skills, some basic knowledge of French will be an advantage

* readiness to develop some knowledge of French (if needed)

* a limited teaching activity (1-3 hours/week)

We offer

* membership in a dynamic Mathematical Institute in a newly created university

* an exciting international environment

* a competitive salary

For further information, please contact Jean-Luc Marichal (jean-luc.marichal[at]uni.lu)

Application files (in English or French) should contain the following documents:

* a detailed curriculum vitae

* a copy of the master diploma

* a description of the mathematical background of the candidate

* a letter of motivation

* the names, positions and addresses of two referees, with an indication of their links to the candidate (e.g., supervisor of the master thesis)

Code: F1070011

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2010

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send applications files, preferably by email, to the following address:

Jean-Luc Marichal

Mathematics Research Unit

University of Luxembourg, FSTC

Campus Kirchberg

6, rue Coudenhove-Kalergi

L-1359 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Luxembourg