Sunday, 13 June 2010

PhD Studentship In Engineering Science At Université du Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication to fill the following position:

PhD-Student in Engineering Science (F/M)

- AFR (Aide Formation Recherche) scholarship, 2 years, renewable for further 2 years
Full time position, 40 hours per week.
- Please consult details and guidelines at

Application Deadline

Tuesday August 31 2010


- work under the supervision of a professor on a research project
- complete the research project with the aim to obtain a doctoral degree in engineering science.
- assist in teaching undergraduate courses (minor task)

Title of the research project:

Effect of the influent (energy crops) characteristics and microbial activity on biogas production during anaerobic digestion – model development and up-scaling

Project description:

The aim of the work is the development of a model based on ADM1, which will include substrate composition data for different energy crops as well as the bacterial dynamics information as determined by FISH-analysis. The model will be developed using Matlab-Simulink and will serve for design and up-scaling of biogas digesters.


- Masters degree in chemical, environmental or process engineer. Equivalent studies and degree will also be considered
Willingness to register as a PhD-student
- Basic competence in laboratory and analytical work is necessary. Knowledge of Matlab-Simulink for modelling is an advantage.
- Language: English and German or French

The university looks to fill this position as soon as possible. Therefore, applications will be processed upon arrival and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is identified until the August 31st, 2010 .

How to apply

Applications with CV and copies of diplomas should be sent to:

Université du Luxembourg
Campus Kirchberg
Attn Mr Manfred Greger
6, rue Coudenhove Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg

For further questions please address to

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Greger ( manfred greger)

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