PhD candidate in Resilient Real-Time and Embedded Systems for Space and Ground
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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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.

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CritiX (Critical and Extreme Security and Dependability) is a research group, and a laboratory for state-of-the-art research in resilient computing.

Our goal is to prepare systems to automatically and autonomous operate through accidental faults and withstand targeted attacks for extended periods of time.

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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 will have the opportunity of shaping their PhD research around challenging and innovative research themes, as well as contributing to the ambitious research agenda of the CritiX lab.

They will be given excellent conditions for the development of their research skills, in terms of working conditions, mentoring and laboratory facilities.

The research topics this opening is calling for are :

  • Resilient Real-Time and Embedded Systems with a focus on Space Vehicles
  • Fault and Intrusion Tolerant Real-Time Operating Systems, capable of withstanding radiative environments
  • Hardware- / Software Co-design of Real-Time and Embedded Systems for Space
  • The candidate will be embedded in the FNR funded projects Hypervisor Enforced Radiation Tolerance in Multi-Core SoCs for Space (HERA) and Resilient and Secure Activation Control (ReSAC) as well as in the group’s industry partnerships, including with Intel Labs Europe and Huawei.

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    Email informal enquiries / expressions of interest :

    Prof. Dr. Marcus Völp / Email : critix-jobs , Subject : CRITIX PHD CANDIDATE

    Your Profile

  • We welcome candidates with an MSc degree in Computer Science and / or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas in Applied Mathematics and Engineering
  • Strong course background in the theory and practice of Security and / or Fault Tolerance, Real-time systems and / or Operating Systems will be considered as an advantage
  • We consider as an advantage, proven research experience (publications, awards and other relevant aspects included in the CV will be considered)
  • 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

  • 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 (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03303
  • The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 38028 (full time)

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