Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ref LXI_MSCA_03 - Postdoc candidate for a MSCA PF in EU, Governance, Comparative Economics, Financial Regulation, Capital Liberalisation and Brexit

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    15/05/2021 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    University of Luxembourg (application management through Luxinnovation)
    The Institute of Political Science Howarth

The Institute of Political Science at The University of Luxembourg is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded position (yet); it depends on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization  

         in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 15th 2021.



Project idea: 

Two of the members of the Institute of Political Science would be interested in supporting a candidate in this round of applications:

Prof. David Howarth is a political economist with an interest in:

  • • The political economy of European integration (and specifically Economic and Monetary Union and Banking Union)
  • • European Union / euro area economic governance
  • • The comparative political economy of financial (and specifically banking) systems
  • • International, European Union and national financial regulation
  • • The politics and political economy of international capital liberalisation

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer specializes in EU politics and comparative politics and is looking for candidates with an interest in:

  • The democratic governance of the EU
  • National parliaments and EU politics
  • Federal states in the EU
  • Brexit
  • Small states in the EU (ideally with Luxembourg as one of the cases)


Offer Requirements

PhD in political science or a related discipline, an interest in our areas of expertise and who can demonstrate that they have the ability to publish academic work in appropriate outlets.


Institute description: 

The Institute of Political Science is part of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education. It specializes on European politics and - in particular - European Union politics.

The focus areas of the Institute are parliamentary scrutiny of EU politics, multi-level governance, economic governance, EU monetary policy and the comparative politics of small states.



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The MSCA PF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline (PhD date cannot be more than 8 years ago)
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please fill out the application form until May 15th 2021 – please note that we cannot accept applications without the application form. We need your CV with a list of publications and if relevant a short project proposal (maximum 3 pages) as well as the offer reference you are interested in. You can also send several fine-tuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions – please fill out a new application form in that case. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts.

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon Europe in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.

Don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.

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