University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Software Engineering

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD holders in the general area of software engineering within its SVV research group. SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. For further information, you may refer to

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Software Engineering(M/F)

The SVV research group is headed by Prof. Lionel Briand. The team focuses on the development and design of reliable, safe, and secure software systems, carrying out both upstream activities such as requirements quality assurance and architecture analysis, as well as downstream verification & validation activities, primarily software testing and analysis. For further information, you may refer to

Your Role

This is a fully funded position for 2 years within a large, national research project (INSTRUCT – INtegrated Satellite-TeRrestrial Systems for Ubiquitous Beyond 5G CommunicaTions). The project is run in close cooperation with SES ( Therefore, the objectives of the project are aligned with the research interest of SES towards their next-generation of satellite systems.

The advent of communication technologies, e.g., 5G and software-defined network, underpins the era of internet of things (IoT), providing several opportunities to build intelligent systems. In the context of developing reliable and resilient IoT systems, the candidate work will focus on developing (1) a dynamic adaptive framework, (2) a system-level simulation tool and (3) an AI/ML-assisted testing framework. The research project will cover several topics including model-based system engineering, software verification and validation, search-based software engineering and machine learning.

The successful candidate will work with an academic supervisor from the University of Luxembourg and with an industrial supervisor from SES, and join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Lionel Briand. The candidate is also expected to spend 25% of his/her time at the SES headquarters in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the national project “INtegrated Satellite-TeRrestrial Systems for Ubiquitous Beyond 5G CommunicaTions – INSTRUCT”
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  • Carry out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications
  • Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • Coordinating research activities and delivering outputs
  • Implementing solutions
  • Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students
  • Organizing relevant workshops and demonstrations

Your Profile

Qualification: The candidate should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.

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

  • Model-driven engineering
  • Software verification and validation
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Machine learning
  • Software-defined network
  • Internet of things

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

We offer

The University offers a two-year employment contract and may be extended up to five years. 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 newly created university.

Further Information

Application should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address and work experience, list of publications)
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 3 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: July 31, 2020

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Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

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