Doctoral candidate (PhD student) Position at SnT, University of Luxembourg
Université du Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The successful candidates will join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Radu State in order to carry out research in order to pursue a PhD on a research project done with Ripple Labs.

The project aims at designing scalable and low latency protocol stacks for the Interledger protocol (). The Interledger protocol is an open protocol that allows value transfer across multiple blockchains.

With the specific use case of micro-payments in mind, where each packet of data contains value, building the backbone of the new Internet of value is extremely challenging.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic PhD candidates interested in joining our team and address these challenges.

Keywords : Interledger protocol, Blockchain, Distributed ledger, DPDK.

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

  • Carrying out research in the low latency approaches for the Interledger protocol stack.
  • Designing routing algorithms for payment networks using distributed ledgers
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Participating in proposal drafting
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • For further information, please contact us at

    Your Profile

    The candidate should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science.

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

  • Computer Systems
  • Network routing protocols
  • DPDK or accelerated IP / TCP stacks.
  • and be familiar :

  • C++ / C programming
  • Linux system programming
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

    We offer

    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years in total, pending satisfaction of progress milestones (CDD), on full time basis (40hrs / week).

    The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created university.

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