University of Luxembourg, The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

Position ID: 633-POSTDOC2 [#16769, UOL03431]
Position Title: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Blockchain, Financial Crypto, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 4365, Luxembourg [map]
Subject Areas: Blockchain, Financial Crypto, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)
Application Deadline: 2021/02/04 11:59PMhelp popup (search canceled posted 2020/11/12, listed until 2021/02/04)
Position Description:    

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About the SnT

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project entitled "Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts (FINCRYPT)", which is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply.


Your Role

  • Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK proofs, etc.)
  • Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography, blockchains
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Distributed consensus protocols
  • Cybersecurity

The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:

  • Conduct, publish and present research results at conferences
  • Provide guidance to two Ph.D. students of the project
  • Attract funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners


Your Profile

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background, interest in economics/finance - a plus
  • Good skills in programming and scripting languages
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory


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!

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 12 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval 
  • Job Reference: UOL03431


Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
  • Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a plus
  • Contact information of 3 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. 

Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.


About the University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. It`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.


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