University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Decentral Software Architectures

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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

Successful candidates will join the young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary FINATRAX Research Group, which builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering. The group conducts research on the application and the impact of digital technologies like DLT/Blockchain, Digital Identities, Machine Learning/AI, and IoT/5G on organisations from both the private and public sectors. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., policy, business, technology), united in pursuit of sustainable technologies that positively impact society. 

The FINATRAX Research Group has multiple years of experience with European and national research projects and a broad network of industry partners. Candidates will pursue their career with exclusive access to industry data and multiple opportunities for research collaborations.

We offer two different career paths for scientific staff, depending on their focus on an academic or industry career. In our academic track, candidates focus on publications, research grants, teaching experience, and community engagement, while maintaining a positive relationship to industry to get access to first-hand research data. In our industry track, candidates will prepare themselves for a career in industry or in a start-up while utilitzing their previous theoretical knowledge. They will build relationships with our industry partners while having freedom to pursue their own ideas in an innovative and dynamic environment.

Successful candidates will perform the following tasks (weighting according to chosen track):

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas  
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications 
  • Communicating and working with stakeholders in government (ministries, regulators, government-run start-up incubators) and companies in the financial service sector 
  • Preparing research proposals to attract industry partnerships as well as national and European grant projects 
  • Managing research projects and preparing project deliverables 
  • Providing guidance to PhD and master students

Your Profile...

Qualifications: The candidate should possess a PhD degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informations Systems (Engineering), or a related field.

What we are looking for:

  • A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group 
  • The commitment to participate in the design and implementation of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems 
  • Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work 
  • Prior experience in publishing high-quality and high-impact research (including publications in top-tier journals and conference proceedings)

Knowledge and Experience:

The position requires English-language proficiency for both written and verbal communication. Knowledge of French, German and/or Luxembourgish is not required.

The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and/or experience in at least one of the following areas. Competence within all or most of the following areas is not required:

  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Design patterns
  • Modelling languages (e.g., UML)
  • Decentral technologies (e.g., distributed ledgers, federated learning)
  • Advance programming skills and DevOps skills (Python, Docker, etc.)
  • Basic cryptography
  • Management of research projects
  • Research method(s)

For collaboration within the group, the candidate should be open to technologies such as: IoT, DLT, Digital Identities, Federated Leaning and  areas of application such as Energy, FinTech, GovTech, RegTech, or Machine Economy.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - extension possible
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04783

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75.285 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications in English should include:

  • A cover letter including:
    • A research statement and a list of topics of particular interest to the candidate (250 words)
    • A statement on the candidate’s personal motivation for applying (250 words)
    • A strategy for the acquisition of research grants and industry partnerships (250 words)
  • Full CV, including the contact address, work experience and a list of publications
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Reference letters by prior employers
  • 3 publications in full-text, co-authored by the candidate 

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. 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.

About the University of Luxembourg...

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.

Further information

For further information, please contact michael.schoepf@uni.lu and gilbert.fridgen@uni.lu

Job details

Title
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Decentral Software Architectures
Location
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Published
2022-03-10
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