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.

Successful candidates will join the young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary FINATRAX Research Group, which builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering. Our work is organised around four ‘decentralisation technologies’: Blockchain (DLT), Digital Identities, Federated Learning, and the Internet-of-Things. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., business, technology, and policy), united in pursuit of sustainable technologies that positively impact society. For more information, please visit our website:

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…

The candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out research in fields of interest to the Research Group, such as:
    • Socio-technical implications of decentralisation technologies for organisations, the economy, and society
    • Digital strategies and transformation with a particular focus on the public and the financial sector
    • Design and management of socio-technical systems for public and private services
    • Perception, acceptance, and adoption of decentralisation technologies
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, especially Information Systems outlets 
  • Communicate and work with stakeholders in government (ministries, regulators, government-run start-up incubators) and companies
  • Prepare research proposals to attract industry partnerships as well as national and European grant projects 
  • Manage research projects and prepare project deliverables 
  • Provide guidance to Master students and PhD students that submit work to Information Systems outlets

The candidate should demonstrate interest in the following publication outlets:

  • High-ranked journals such as the Association for Information Systems Senior Scholars’ Basket of Eight, and related outlets like Technology in Society
  • Information Systems conferences like ECIS, HICSS, and ICIS, as well as the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

We offer two different career paths for research associates: academic or industry. In our academic track, research associates focus on publications, research grants, teaching experience, and community involvement, while maintaining a close relationship with industry and government to secure access to rich research data. In our industry track, research associates prepare for a career in industry, in a start-up, or public body while utilising their previous theoretical knowledge. They will build relationships with our private and public partners, while having the freedom to pursue their own ideas in an innovative and dynamic environment.

Your Profile…
  • PhD degree in Information Systems, Management, Finance, Economics, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Psychology, or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and/or computational research methods
  • Experience in publishing high-quality and high-impact research, as demonstrated by research under review or published in 1st quartile journals (according to Scopus)
  • Experience in research supervision
  • A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group 
  • The commitment to participate in the design, implementation, and theoretical elaboration of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems 
  • Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German, and Luxembourgish is 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 55 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!

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04219

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should 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
  • At least one publication in full-text, authored by the candidate
  • (If available) Reference letters by prior employers

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…

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

Further information

For further information, please contact Alexander Rieger and Gilbert Fridgen (email address: {first name}.{last name} Use the job title and reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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