Research Associate (Postdoc) on Distributed Ledger Technologies
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!

Your Role

Successful candidates will join a young, strong and motivated FINATRAX Research Group. The research group conducts research on digital technologies like Blockchain, Digital Identities, AI, and IoT.

FINATRAX has two career paths : academic and industrial. Candidates will decide whether they want to pursue the academic track where they focus on publications and work on grant projects or the industry track, where they focus on cooperation with our industrial partners and project management.

Successful candidates will :

  • Carry out applied research on : Tokenization in the context of Platform EconomicsNon-Fungible Tokens and Central Bank Digital CurrenciesThe role of Distributed Ledger Technology for trustful interaction of Machines
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications
  • Provide guidance to PhD students
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in grant and industry funded projects, especially in the financial sector
  • Your Profile

  • PhD degree or equivalent in Computer Science, FinTech, Information Systems (Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, Industrial Engineering or a related technical field
  • Prior experience in publishing high-impact research
  • Knowledge in research method(s)
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German, and Luxembourgish are not required
  • 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!

    We offer

    Successful candidates will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to several exciting research projects in the area of DLT.

    In particular, they can :

  • Prepare for a successful academic career in the field of Information Systems Engineering
  • Create a strong methodological profile and portfolio of scientific publications in top-tier journals
  • Build a strong track record in grant proposals and coordinating research projects
  • Establish and manage international research partnerships
  • Learn to effectively build and manage small to medium sized teams
  • Concentrate on research and project work as there are very limited administrative and teaching duties
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - extension possible
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date : As soon as possible
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL04219
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • A cover letter including :
  • A research statement and a list of topics of particular interest to the candidate (250 words)
  • A statement on the candidate’s personal motivation for applying (250 words)
  • A strategy for the acquisition of research grants and industry partnerships (250 words)
  • Full CV, including the contact address, work experience and a list of publications
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Reference letters by prior employers
  • 3 publications in full text, co-authored by the candidate
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged

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