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Research Associates / PostDocs in Security and Privacy in Network Communication

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The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) within the Networking Research Group (Netlab) headed by Prof. Thomas Engel.
SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the EU H2020 and the European Space Agency. The Centre is currently expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated Research Associates / PostDocs who wish to pursue applied oriented research in close cooperation with our partners. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu
  • Research Associates / PostDocs in Security and Privacy in Network Communication (m/f)
  • Fixed-term contract 2 years, full-time 40h/week
  • Ref.: I2R-NET-COM-110000
  • Number of positions: 3
Your Role We seek highly skilled PostDocs to work on topics in the domain of computer science with strong focus on security and privacy in distributed systems and network communication, especially on SCADA security, cybersecurity, and vehicular communication.

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:
  • Design, implement and evaluate algorithms for secure and privacy-friendly communication
  • Setup lab demonstrations and proof-of-concepts
  • Assist in the integration and validation of new algorithms
  • Liaise with industrial partners and participate in knowledge transfer
  • Coordinate research projects and deliver outputs
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications

For further information please contact: Prof. Thomas Engel admin-engel@uni.lu
Your Profile
  • PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and scripting language (Perl, Python, etc).
  • Basic Linux/Unix skills.
  • Knowledge of data mining, machine learning, statistics and results visualization concepts is of advantage.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English, German and/or French is of advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
We offer
  • The University of Luxembourg offers a two year employment that may be extended up to five years
  • The University of Luxembourg offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • A scientifically stimulating, innovative, dynamic, well-equipped, and international working environment.
  • The opportunity to participate in the development of the recently created centre and to work with our world-wide academic partners.
  • Travel opportunities for training, conferences, and meeting with our collaborators.

Further Information Applications written in English should be submitted online and should include:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • A motivation letter, including a brief description of past research experience and future interests.
  • Copies of PhD and Master’s degree or equivalent certificates.
  • List of Publications.
  • Name and contact information of at least two referees.

Deadline for applications: January 15th 2015
Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.


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