University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science (Security and Trust) (M/F)

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university, ranked 12th among the worldwide best universities under 50 years in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking 2018.

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science and Communications (CSC) research unit. The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group, led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The SaToSS group works on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues. The research topics of the group include security protocols, security modelling, formal methods for security, socio-technical aspects of security, risk management, privacy, verification, etc.

Your Role

The successful candidate will join the SaToSS group, led by Prof. Sjouke Mauw. He/she will perform the following tasks:

• Conducting research in the topics of time and space sensitive protocols, their verification and authentication and exploring novel, related research problems
• Disseminating results through scientific publications
• Assisting in teaching and administrative duties
• Assisting in the direction of PhD and/or MSc students
• Organising relevant workshops and demonstrations
• Contributing to fund attraction initiatives

For further information, please contact Dr. Ross Horne ( or Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw (

Your Profile

• A PhD degree in Computer Science or Mathematics
• Documented research experience in the design and analysis of security protocols
• A proven interest in security and privacy
• Commitment, team working and a critical mind
• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

Profile of the Employer

The University is an equal opportunity employer.
The University offers a two and a half years employment contract, which may be extended up to three years. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre.


Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:
• A Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
• A Cover letter indicating the research areas of interest and your motivation
• A research statement which addresses specifically the topic of the position (300 words)
• A Transcript of all courses and results from the university-level courses taken
• A short description of your PhD thesis (max 1 page)
• Contact information for 3 referees

Deadline for applications: 31/12/2019.

Applications will be considered on basis of receipt, so an early submission is encouraged.
Please apply online.


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