Vacancies

PhD Positions

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire two outstanding PhD candidates at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. The positions are part of the FNR PRIDE doctoral training programme on "Security and Privacy for System Protection". The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre.

Successful candidates will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The group is focused on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues.

We offer two different research projects:

Multi-party Authentication Protocols

We have one PhD student position in Multi-party Authentication protocols. Further information and submission guidelines can be found here.

Adaptive Cyber-defenses

We have one PhD student position in Adaptive Cyber-defenses. Further information and submission guidelines can be found here.

Postdoctoral Positions

Privacy for Social Networks

We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher for a 2-year contract (extensible up to 5 years) within the national project PrivDA. The goal of this project is to develop models and techniques for privacy-preserving data publication from dynamic social networks, accounting for the presence of active adversaries (adversaries with the ability to alter the network structure). We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics by May 2018. Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in graph theory and/or data privacy and/or social network analysis. For more information on this position and a link to the application page follow this link.

Distributed Ledger Systems

We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher for a 1.5 year contract (extensible up to 5 years) in the topic of Distributed Ledger Systems. The particular emphasis of the position would be on the design, study and analysis of systems like blockchain and of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics by May 2018. Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest/experience in the analysis of Distributed Ledger systems or related areas. For more information on this position and a link to the application page follow this link.

Security Protocols and Formal Methods

We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher for a 2.5 year contract (extensible up to 5 years) in the topic of Security Protocols and Formal Methods. The particular emphasis of the position would be on the design and verification of distance bounding algorithms and authentication techniques. We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics by May 2018. Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in security protocols and their analysis. For more information on this position and a link to the application page follow this link.

Open Applications

The SaToSS group is always looking for excellent candidates with an interest in our active research fields. If you would like to work with us, please send your application (containing cover letter describing your interests and goals, a detailed resume, and the names of two referees) to sjouke.mauw@uni.lu.