Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Physics M/F

The University of Luxembourg

is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in the Laboratory for photovoltaics, subject to financing of the research project by the Fonds national de la recherche.

The Laboratory for Photovoltaics develops novel thin film solar cells, which are more cost efficient than conventional solar cells because they need less material and energy for their production. The successful candidate will develop a novel optical method to characterise the deep defects in the absorbers of these solar cells.

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Physics M/F

(Start date: December 2013)

  • Ref. F1R-PHY_LAB_12LPHV
  • Fixed-term contract 36 months, full-time (40 hrs/week)
  • Employee status

The doctoral student will be a member of the Physics and Material Science research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Siebentritt.


  • Epitaxy of chalcopyrite films by MOVPE
  • Defect characterisation by photoluminescence
  • Publications in international journals and conferences
  • Thesis writing and defence


  • Master degree in Physics (or equivalent) with very good grades
  • Good background in solid state physics
  • Self-motivated, committed and curious
  • Creative and able to think independently
  • Excellent command of English


  • Exciting topic in the context of renewable energies
  • Friendly international team
  • Modern, well equipped laboratory
  • Committed supervisor
  • Competitive remuneration

Candidates should submit the following documents (incomplete dossiers will not be considered):

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of diplomas, including grade reports

All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

Please send your application in English online until September 30th, 2013 via our on-line e-recruitment system. Please click the ‘APPLY’ button below.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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