University of Luxembourg

Research Associate in Resilient Computing Systems

UNiversity of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The 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 resilient computing,a paradigm shift in system protection against threats, enabling a comprehensive approach to extreme security and dependability challenges, from first principles. For further information you may check:

Research Associate in Resilient Computing Systems

Your Role

The main research topics this opening is calling for are:

  • New challenges in HW-assisted and adaptive R/T control and Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) (CPS/IoT appl., namely autonomous land/air/space vehicles)
    - Project context: Intel ICRI-CARS, FNR HyLIT, H2020 Admorph
  • New challenges in digital health data, systems and processes (trusted life-cycle of biomedical data incl. privacy); trustworthy operation of medical systems; ICT enablers for future applications)
    - Project context: FNR PEARL, GenoMask
  • New challenges in blockchain systems (cybersecurity and resilience, energy and scalability)
    - Project context: FNR ThreatAdapt

Successful candidates have a unique opportunity of participating in challenging and innovative research themes, 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 other sources, namely Intel Labs, and other projects 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 candidate will work closely with Prof. Esteves-Veríssimo and the team members of the CritiX Research Group.


English is the working language of this international laboratory.

Email informal enquiries / expressions of interest:

Prof. Dr. Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo:


Your Profile

  • We 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: fault and intrusion tolerance (a.k.a. BFT); trusted computing and architectural hybridisation (e.g. TEE); blockchain, advanced cryptography, data privacy; system knowledge of cloud, SDN or P2P infrastructures
  • 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 offers highly competitive salaries, according to status, and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 50 nationalitiesand 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 the research topic(s) of interest and your motivation for the selection
  • 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: 14th June 2020.

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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.