Research Associate in Blockchain Systems (M/F)
The University of Luxembourg School of Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Title: Research Associate in Blockchain Systems (M/F)
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract

Company:The University of Luxembourg

School:Computing,  Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics



Ref: 50013893
Fixed-term contract 2 years (CDD)
Full-time (40 hrs/week) extendable up to 5 years
OrganisationThe University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

SnT is a centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the Horizon2020 programme and the European Space Agency. For further information you may check:

CritiX (Critical and Extreme Security and Dependability) is a research group, and a laboratory for state-of-the-art research in a problem area that may be described as extreme computing, including the protection of critical systems and data against severe and persistent threats. We advocate resilience as a paradigm shift enabling a comprehensive approach to extreme security and dependability challenges, from first principles. For further information you may check:

Your Role

Successful candidates have a unique opportunity of participating in the shaping of a challenging and innovative research themes, as well as contributing to the ambitious research agenda of the CritiX lab, supported by a very substantial PEARL Grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund, FNR ( and several other projects, namely with Intel Labs, and others recently started ( They will be given excellent conditions for the development of their research skills, in terms of working conditions, mentoring and laboratory facilities.

The main research topics this opening is calling for are:

New challenges in cybersecurity and resilience of blockchain systems
Project context: Intel ICRI-CARS, FNR ThreatAdapt
The candidate will work closely with Prof. Esteves-Veríssimo and the team members of the CritiX Research Group.


Your Profile

e welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas in Applied Mathematics and Engineering.
Strong background in the theory and practice of Security and/or Fault Tolerance, of Software and/or Distributed Systems and Networks design, verification, and experimental evaluation, will be considered as an advantage.
We consider as an advantage, proven experience in several of: blockchain, advanced cryptography, fault and intrusion tolerance (a.k.a. BFT), trusted computing and architectural hybridisation (TEE), data privacy.
Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.
We require commitment, team working and a critical mind.
We offer
The university offers a two year employment that may be extended up to five years. The University is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 50 nationalities and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the research lab agenda.

Luxembourg City, in the centre of Europe, is an extremely well-connected town and an opportunity to get to know several European cities with little effort. It is also a nice, cosy capital, with historical areas full of life, and has recently been considered one of the best cities to work in.

Further Information

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

Curriculum Vitae, including photo, your contact address, training record, work experience, publications, test results if available (e.g.TOEFL).
Letter of intent (up to 500 words) including the personal motivations for applying to the Univ. of Luxembourg and a statement indicating your perspective about the research topic(s) in the call.
Copies of up to three papers substantiating your background and/or experience in the topics selected.
An abstract of your PhD thesis (max 1 page).
Transcript of all courses and results from the university-level courses taken. Copies allowed. Legal originals immediately required in case of selection.
Contact information for 3 referees.
Cut-off date for applications: 30th June 2019

Applications will be analysed as they are received, so early application is advised.

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