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.
The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu, https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/spacer and https://wwwfr.uni.lu/snt/research/finatrax
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!
You will join the new Space Systems Engineering group (https://wwwfr.uni.lu/snt/research/spasys). Together, we will design breakthrough space systems and cutting-edge systems engineering methods within the highly dynamic and rapidly growing Luxembourg space ecosystem. The PhD will be on the following topic:
Modeling Space Program Architectures for Informing Strategic Planning
How can a space program architecture be represented to support decision-makers in exploring alternatives and informing strategy? The main focus of this PhD will be on the development of a conceptual framework of space program architectures and the more detailed development of a meta model / data model of space program architectures, including the definition of high-level simulation models that are used for sizing technologies, systems, and missions. The methodology is primarily based on a combination of a literature survey and expert reviews to define the conceptual framework and data model. In addition, use cases and case studies are used for validating the resulting models. These use cases are either linked to the current Luxembourg space ecosystem or might even be outside space, e.g. sustainable energy transition.
The expected outcomes of the PhD thesis are threefold:
You will be enrolled in the doctoral school of the University of Luxembourg. Andreas Hein will be the primary supervisor.
You will be involved in the majority of the publications related to the project and will also participate in the development of the prototypes.
Your work will be performed with international collaborators, including major space companies and universities. The thesis work is expected to be conducted within a duration of 36 to 48 months from start to thesis defense.
Experience: Ideally, you should have some knowledge and experience in some of the following topics:
You should have the following aptitudes:
You will be required to perform the following tasks:
Qualification: You should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine.
Programming Skills: Experience in Matlab and/or Python is an asset
Systems Engineering Tools: Experience with one or more MBSE tools (Cameo, MagicDraw, Capella, etc.) is an asset
Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
Here’s what awaits you at SnT
But wait, there’s more!
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38028 (full time)
How to apply
Applications should be submitted online and include:
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply 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.
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