University of Luxembourg

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Computer Science

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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.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications in the Department of Computer Science (

Your Role...

The successful candidate will be part of the Collaborative and Socio-Technical Systems group (COaST), which operates the VR/AR Lab with cutting-edge technology for immersive experiences.

Working under the supervision of Dr. Jean Botev and Prof. Steffen Rothkugel, the candidate will engage in research related to the various educational systems developed within the COaST group, including the collaborative, context-aware mobile training and exploration framework CollaTrEx.

Mediated reality, including virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), has enormous potential for enhancing the
overall user experience and the effectiveness of such systems. User studies in different contexts and age
groups, e.g., related to memory retention, will validate the research.

  • Conducting research in the context of educational systems and preparing a doctoral dissertation
  • VR/AR development for prototyping and simulation of dedicated, interactive scenarios
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Contributing to teaching and co-supervising students

What we expect from you…

The candidate should be a self-motivated, critically-reflecting team worker and possess:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Game Design, or a closely related discipline
  • Good programming skills; ideally, previous experience in VR/AR and game development
  • A proven interest in interdisciplinary research and a record of initiative
  • English language proficiency, written and spoken

We offer...

  • A large and dynamic research department with an exciting international, multicultural and multilingual
  • Training in scientific and transferable skills; participation in schools, conferences and workshops
  • The University of Luxembourg offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Indicative starting date: January 2023
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05257 / F2-030015

How to apply...

Applications —written in English— should be submitted online and include:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including publications
  • Letter of motivation
  • Degree certificates and transcript of all grades from university-level courses taken
  • Contact information for 2-3 referees

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by November 30th, 2022. Early submission is highly encouraged as the applications are processed in order of reception. 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.


Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Computer Science
2, avenue de I'Universite Beles, Luxemburg
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