PhD candidates in Security and Dependability of Cyber-Physical Systems
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!

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 : http : / / / snt / research / critix

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 :

  • Resilience of Cyber-Physical System Infrastructures and Control (e.g., SCADA, CPS, Automotive).
  • Internet and Cloud Infrastructures Resilience (e.g., SDN, IoT).
  • Security and Dependability of Embedded Components (e.g., multicores, hypervisors, SGX, ECUs).
  • Radiation Tolerant System Architectures for Space (e.g., on board computers, new space).
  • 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, of Software, Distributed Systems and Networks, and / or Real-Time and Embedded 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

    But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
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  • 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 : 36 months fixed-term contract (extendable up to 48 if required)
  • Number of positions : 4
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03707
  • Further Information

    Applications, written in English should be submitted online and must include all of :

  • Curriculum Vitae, including photo, your contact address, training record, work experience, publications (test results are optional but relevant, e.g., GRE, TOEFL).
  • Letter of intent (up to 500 words) including : (i) the personal motivations for applying to a PhD in the Univ. of Luxembourg SnT;
  • ii) the research topic(s) you select from the list above, in order of preference, together with your motivation for the selection.

  • Transcript of all courses and results from the university-level courses taken. Copies allowed. Legal originals immediately required in case of selection.
  • Letters of reference are also extremely important in increasing the chances of success :

  • TO BE SENT BY REFEREES DIRECTLY TO UL : letters of reference from three referees, sent directly to us , with contacts and position of person recommending, in plain ascii or pdf, emailed to :
  • critix-jobs, Subject : CRITIX PHD CANDIDATE.

    All qualified individuals are encouraged

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