PhD Student Positions in Technical Standardisation for Trustworthy ICT, Aerospace, and Construction
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the SnT

SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

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!

The Parallel computing and Optimisation Group (PCOG) is led by Prof. Pascal Bouvry and Dr. Grégoire Danoy as deputy head.

PCOG conducts research on parallel computing and optimization techniques, in particular how different species may co-evolve taking local decisions while ensuring global objectives, to tackle large and difficult problems.

  • The main application domains are security, trust and reliability; reliable scheduling and routing on new generations of networks;
  • sustainable development and systems biomedicine; Unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV), Smart Cities. Detailed information about the group is available at

    Your Role

    These are fully funded positions for 3 years (extendable to an additional 4th year) within

    the joint Research / Teaching programme between the Luxembourg Institute of Standardisation, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS) and the University of Luxembourg, that aims at creating an innovative environment for smart- ICT and the related standardization efforts.

    Three smart- ICT targets have been identified as Trustworthy ICT, Aerospace, and Construction.

    The successful candidates will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Pascal Bouvry in order to carry out research to pursue a PhD on the following topic : Trustworthy ICT (#1), Aerospace (#2), and Construction (#3).

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

  • Carrying out research in one of the predefined areas;
  • Participation in the related standardization committees;
  • Disseminating results in top scientific venues;
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops;
  • Your Profile

    Qualification : The candidates should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or applied mathematics.

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

  • Optimisation;
  • Algorithmics;
  • Parallel / Distributed computing;
  • AI / Machine learning;
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • 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
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package . The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • 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
  • But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Download the brochure : Why choose SnT for your PhD?
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (up to 48 months if required)
  • Number of positions : 3
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03766
  • Further Information

    Application should include :

  • Full CV, including list of publications and name (and email address, etc) of three referees;
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university level courses taken the last 2 years;
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words).
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged

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