Research Associate in Resilient Computing

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 07 Dec 2022

Research Associate in Resilient Computing
(Valid from 05/10/2022 to 07/12/2022)

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust
Job Number: UOL04440
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Duration 24 Month
Schedule Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected 01/12/2021
Start Date:

Functions: Postdoctorant
Job Postdoctoral researcher

About the 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 a problem area that may
be described as extreme computing, including the protection of critical systems and data against severe and persistent threats. We advocate resilience as
a paradigm shift enabling a comprehensive approach to extreme security and dependability challenges, from first principles. For further information you
may check:

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…
Successful candidates have a unique opportunity of participating in the shaping of a challenging and innovative research themes, as well as contributing
to the ambitious research agenda of the CritiX lab, supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund, FNR, the European Commission and several other
projects and industry partnerships, including with Intel Labs and Huawei ( ). Candidates will be
given excellent conditions for the development of their research skills, in terms of working conditions, mentoring and laboratory facilities.

CritiX seeks to strengthen its expertise in the development of innovative hardware architectures, capable of withstanding targeted cyberattacks, as
drivers for the critical information infrastructure of tomorrow. Our goal is to address new challenges in one or more of the following main research

* Resilient systems for critical cyber-physical and embedded systems
* Hardware / operating-system co-design towards radiation and attack tolerant systems (for space and ground)
* Resilient computing for critical infrastructures and services, including for digital finance

Openings are in the project context of ByzRT, HERA, and ReSAC as well as in ongoing and upcoming industrial partnerships.

The candidate will work closely with Prof. Marcus Völp and the team members of the CritiX Research Group.

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English is the working language of this international laboratory.

Email informal enquiries / expressions of interest:

Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Völp:


Your Profile…
* We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, Control or related areas in Applied Mathematics and Engineering
* Strong background in the theory and practice of Security and/or Fault Tolerance of Real-Time and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture,
Reconfigurable Systems and Operating systems 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 (TEE), or real-time systems
* Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
* We require commitment, team working and a critical mind

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
45 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!

In Short…
* Number of positions: 2
* Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable up to 5 years)
* Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
* Location: Belval
* Job Reference: UOL04440

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77.167,08 (full time)

How to apply…
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
* Contact information for 3 referees

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31 July 2022 – then the posting will remain online until filled. 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.

About the University of Luxembourg…
University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was
founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary
centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial
Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data
Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its
“international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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