Pranjul SHAH's testimonial
Pranjul SHAH, postdoc
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), Indian, married, 2 children
1. How did you hear about Luxembourg and why did you decide to work in Luxembourg?
I was close to completion of my PhD at the Technical University of Denmark and was looking for opportunities where I could apply my research in more applied projects. I stumbled upon an interesting project in Luxembourg where my PhD thesis and outcomes were the missing piece in the puzzle and instantly decided to visit Luxembourg to get an exposure to the research environment and eventually decided to move to Luxembourg.
2. Name three characteristics about research work in Luxembourg or about Luxembourg in general.
Quality of research, state-of-the-art research facilities and ample funding opportunities are the three key characteristics which Luxembourg an ideal destination for a researcher. Additionally, the dynamism and international outlook of the country’s research community and attractive salary schemes for researchers makes it further appealing.
3. What role did EURAXESS play in this whole process (in the process of your settlement in Luxembourg? Describe your experience with Euraxess Luxembourg).
From the beginning, Euraxess was very helpful in simplifying the administrative process for me and this simplified the uncertainties linked to moving to a new country. Luxembourg can be a bit administratively heavy country at the start and Euraxess does the perfect job in minimizing this burden for the researchers so that they can focus on their research.
4. A message to anyone who is considering looking for partners in research in Luxembourg or moving to Luxembourg for work?
Luxembourg has a lot to offer as a research partner or as a next step in your career. Although small in comparison to other European countries but the sizeable research community is highly integrated, growing and reaching new heights each year. This is a right time to plan your move and get your Luxembourgish research career in motion. I am confident that in years to come Luxembourg research scene will race to the top and will compete globally with the best.