The following opportunities are for organisations from Luxembourg (public or private) that expressed an interest in hosting researchers for specific projects that may be more or less defined already.

Please search for your field below, make sure you fulfill the eligibility criteria, and that you match the profile requested in the expressions of interest. There may be other organisations in Luxembourg willing to accept your application that may not be listed below. Feel free to do your own research and contact them to ascertain if they would be willing to host you.

Kindly refer below for details of some major research players in Luxembourg. Please note that the opportunities listed below are not funded positions (yet); they depend on

  • The organisation selecting you for continuing the process and
  • A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organisation in Luxembourg) and submitted before 15 September 2021.

Please fill out the application form until 15 May 2021 and refer to which position(s) you are applying; you can also send several fine-tuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Please ensure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts.

Feel free to share this site with your colleagues looking for future MSCA PF positions. Please note that MSCA is a European fellowship programme; only positions in Luxembourg are covered on this site; for more information about positions in other countries, please contact respective NCPs.

Please find the MSCA PF hosting opportunities in the categories below. Please note that some interdisciplinary hosting offers might appear in multiple categories. Make sure to look for related profiles. In case you were looking for more specific keywords, there is a non exhaustive list of keywords represented in the different categories below.


A non-exhaustive list of relevant keywords for the different hosting offers can be found below.


  • Political economy: 03, 56
  • Numerical economics: 06, 56
  • Sustainable development: 06, 12, 54, 59
  • Life cycle assessment: 10, 15, 54, 59
  • Labor economics: 15
  • Logistics, operations , supply chain: 20, 23
  • Legal Science: 21, 25, 35, 56
  • Shopping / consumer / human behavior: 22, 23, 40, 54
  • Ethical, legal, social impact: 35
  • Social sciences: 65, 66, 67, 03, 06, 15, 20, 23, 41, 54, 56, 59


  • Parkinson’s disease: 04
  • Drug discovery: 04, 43, 55, 64
  • Cell culture, Stem cells, organoids: 04, 05, 26, 36, 38, 42, 43, 48
  • Oncology: 05
  • Omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, exposomics…): 05, 26, 34, 36, 37, 38, 42, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53
  • Biomechanics: 09, 44
  • Sport science, exercise, exergaming: 17, 18, 19, 44
  • Rehabilitation: 17, 18, 19, 44
  • Fall prevention, gait: 18, 44
  • Wearables, medical devices: 18, 40, 43, 55
  • Psychometrics: 19
  • Cognitive performance / training: 40, 41
  • Synthetic biology: 26
  • Forensics: 48, 49, 50, 51
  • DNA methylation: 48, 50
  • Prenatal diagnostics: 51
  • Microbiome, microbiology, epidemiology: 52, 53
  • Mental health: 55
  • Biostatistics / epidemiology: 64, 36, 50, 52, 53



  • Agriculture: 12
  • Climate change: 12
  • Bioeconomy: 14, 24
  • Earth observation, remote sensing: 28, 33, 47
  • Geotechnics: 30, 47, 61
  • Water sensing, flood  modelling: 28, 33, 39, 47
  • Environmental chemistry: 45, 49, 50, 51

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline
  • At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not be taken into account. For nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to pursue their research career in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, years of experience in research in third countries will not be considered in the above maximum.
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP

Research in Luxembourg

The research landscape in Luxembourg is young and is still expanding, boosted by the government’s continued investments and strategic planning. The institutes have state-of-the-art infrastructure and are well connected nationally and internationally. The main research institutions on the public side are:

  • University of Luxembourg – LCSB,  SnT, C2DH
  • LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
  • LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health, linked to the Integrated Biobank IBBL)
  • LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
  • MPI (Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law)

Find partners here.

The national science fund FNR finances public research in competitive calls and offers a wide range of attractive tools to researchers at all career stages.  Private research is subsidized by the Ministry of Economy, with special incentives for start-ups and young companies.

Major private research actors include:

  • Goodyear (rubber)
  • ArcelorMittal (steel)
  • Delphi (automotive)
  • Ferrero (confectionery)
  • Husky (injection molding)
  • SES (satellites)

Living in Luxembourg

Besides work, Luxembourg offers all of the advantages of major European cities but  with the advantage of short distances, a lot of open, green space and a unique charm.  Food, drinks and fuel prices are low, and while housing costs can be high, there are student housing options and many students chose to live just across the border in France, Belgium or Germany. Luxembourg is well-connected to the major European regions – an additional advantage for tourism and collaborations.

Opportunities in Industry, Manufacturing, Engineering

Opportunities in Life Science, Clinical research & Environment

Opportunities in Energy

Opportunities in Social science, law, economics

Opportunities in ICT