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PhD candidate in Security and Dependability

 University of Luxembourg  Luxembourg Kirchberg
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

PhD candidate in Security and Dependability (M/F)
Fixed Term Contract 3 years (CDD), full-time (40 hrs/week)
Number of positions:   4
The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers working towards a PhD degree, at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (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. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu
CritiX (Critical and Extreme Security and Dependability) is a recently formed research group, and a laboratory for state-of-the-art research in a problem area that may be described as extreme computing --- computer science and engineering pushed to extremes of functional and non-functional properties of systems. 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://wwwen.uni.lu/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 an ambitious research agenda bootstrapping the CritiX lab, supported by a very substantial PEARL Grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund, FNR (http://www.fnr.lu/calls2/pearl-programme). 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.
  • Internet and Cloud Infrastructures Resilience.
  • Security and Dependability of Embedded Components.
  • Data Privacy and Integrity in Highly Sensitive Sectors.
For further details, you may check: http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/critix
Email informal enquiries / expressions of interest:  
Prof. Dr. Paulo Esteves Verissimo:
Email: critix-jobs@uni.lu , Subject: CRITIX – PHD CANDIDATE
Personal webpage: http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/people/paulo_verissimo
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 and/or Distributed Systems and Networks, 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.
We offer
The University offers a three year appointment (extension up to 4 years in total is possible).
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 research lab.  
Luxembourg City, in the centre of Europe, is an extremely well-connected town and an opportunity to get to know several European cities with little effort. It is also a nice, cosy capital, with historical areas full of life, and has recently been considered one of the best cities to work.
Further Information
Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:
  • 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.
  • 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@uni.lu, Subject: CRITIX – PHD CANDIDATE.
Next cut-off date for applications: 30th June, 2015
How to apply:
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Email informal enquiries / expressions of interest:  
Prof. Dr. Paulo Esteves Verissimo:
Email: critix-jobs@uni.lu , Subject: CRITIX – PHD CANDIDATE
Personal webpage: http://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/people/paulo_verissimo
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