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Postdoctoral researcher in Software Verification

University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg (Canton), Luxembourg
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Computing, Engineering
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

About the SnT...

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...

As the successful candidate, you will join the Security, Reasoning and Validation (SeRVal) group of the SnT, under the supervision of Dr. Maxime Cordy. You will contribute to research work in the area of Software Verification. Such research concerns the development of theories, techniques and tools to ensure that software systems behave according to their expected requirements. More specifically, the verification topics that may be explored include (but are not limited to):

  • statistical model checking
  • improving verification with deep learning
  • completeness and consistency of formal specifications
  • verification for variability-intensive software systems
  • verification for cyber-physical systems
  • verification for AI systems

The results of the project are expected to apply to multiple use cases, e.g., automotive systems, satellite, smart grids, smart factories, etc., in collaboration with partners of the group. Depending on your profile, the project can focus more on theory, development and/or applications. However, all three aspects are expected to be covered during the project.

The Supervision Team You Will Be Working With Is

  • Maxime Cordy: supervisor
  • Yves Le Traon: head of SerVal

You Will Be Required To Perform The Following Tasks

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications in top software engineering and formal methods venues
  • Communicate with industry partners to collect requirements and report results
  • Implement proof-of-concept software tools
  • Prepare research proposals to acquire public fundings and/or industry partnerships
  • Manage research projects and prepare project deliverables
  • Provide guidance to PhD students working in the same area

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Your Profile...

The candidate should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science (software engineering, formal methods or related fields) with strong programming skills and an excellent publication record (including in top tier conferences). The group appreciates commitment, critical mind, and teamwork.

The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and/or experience in a number of the following topics:

  • Formal verification
  • Model checking
  • Temporal logic
  • Software engineering
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Cyber-physical system
  • Decidability and complexity

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

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 55 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!

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Campus Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL06536

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)



The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. She fosters the cross-fertilization of research and teaching, is relevant to her country, is known worldwide for her research and teaching in targeted areas, and becomes an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. Her core asset is her well connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.


The University of Luxembourg, a small-sized institution with an international reach, aims at excellence in research and education. In a reduced number of research fields identified by its successive strategic plans, its ambition is to be among the world's top universities. University of Luxembourg intends to be innovative, centred on research, primarily interested in the quality of the structure it offers to its students, its teachers and its researchers and attentive to the needs of the society around it. It contributes to turning out discerning and independent personalities with strong potential for action in research, innovation and in society.

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