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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Intra-Urban Forms and Environmental Impacts (M/F)

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The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Intra-Urban Forms and Environmental Impacts (M/F)

  • Ref. 50012117 ( R-AGR-3372-10-C), Acronym: Phd SCALE-IT-UP
  • 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable up to 3 years,
  • Full-time (40h/week)
  • Starding date : September 1st, 2018
  • Student and employee status (36 months studies programme)


The PhD student will be a member of the IPSE research unit / Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under supervision of Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Caruso

Your Role

Cities are growing and concentrate an increasing portion of human activities. Understanding the environmental and social impacts of such a trend is of crucial importance to steer urban policy and prepare a more sustainable future. The doctoral candidate will participate in the project SCALE-IT-UP, which is devoted to better understand how the spatial organisation of activities within cities affect urban sustainability. More specifically the project addresses how the relative arrangement of transportation, built-up and non-built land within European city regions affect the aggregate and spatial distribution of environmental impacts. It also aims at identifying whether or not and how intra- urban forms and their related impacts vary with population size, thereby connecting intra-urban research with aggregate urban scaling research.

The project, SCALE-IT-UP (Scaling of the Environmental Impacts of Transport and Urban Patterns) is funded by the Fonds National de Recherche (www.fnr.lu) and run jointly at the University of Luxembourg and LISER (www.liser.lu), under the direction of Prof. Geoffrey Caruso.

The doctoral candidate will


  • Write a thesis specifically devoted to assessing how intra-urban forms across Europe affect the environmental impacts of cities as well as the scaling of these impacts with population size.
  • Participate in the activities of the SCALE-IT-UP research project
  • Contribute journal articles and international communications in related fields

For further information please contact: 

Geoffrey.Caruso@uni.lu for scientific enquiries or Nadjia.Ekwegbalu@uni.lu for administrative issues

Your Profile
  • Master in Geography, a Master in Science (Environmental, Mathematics, Physics...) with experience in geographical issues, or a Master in Urban, Landscape or Environmental Economics
  • Strong interest in developing/using models and applied quantitative methods to urban issues and environmental problems
  • Experience with standard statistical software (especially R) and/or mathematical software (Mathematica, Matlab, …) and/or proven programing skills
  • Experience with geographical data management within or outside GIS environments
  • Very good command of English (knowledge of French is a plus)
We offer
  • An exciting international research environment
  • Personal work space at the University 
  • A competitive salary
  • Well-equipped research facilities
Further Information

Candidates should submit the following documents:


  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Support letter from at least one recent scientific advisor/professor

Please send your application online by June 25th, 2018.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


CountryLuxembourg
LabUniversity of Luxembourg
Starts on01/09/2018
Deadline25/06/2018 0:00
Linkhttp://emea3.mrted.ly/1urjr

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