The 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 andICT 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 ranksthe University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technologyand Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group, led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The SaToSS group works on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues. The research topics of thegroup include security protocols, security modeling, formal methods for security, socio-technical aspects of security, risk management, privacy, verification, etc. We welcome applications from candidates whohave completed a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics. Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in graph theory and/or data privacy and/or social network analysis.

  • Topics: security and privacy in graph data aggregation
Your Role…

The candidate will contribute to the FNR CORE project “Give control back to users: personalised privacy-preserving data aggregation from heterogeneous social graphs” (HETERS). The project is within the Security and Trust of Software System (SaToSS) research group led by Prof. Sjouke Mauw. The purpose of the project is to aggregate and release heterogeneous social network data with the help of social network users while preserving their personalized privacy requirements. The successful candidate will conduct research with a focus on designing methods to synthesise heterogeneous social graphs with data that are privately collected and aggregated from volunteering users.

The candidate’s tasks include:

  • Conducting research publishable in reputable international venues
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Contributing to fund attraction initiatives
  • Teaching classes related to security and formal methods
  • Assisting in the direction of master and/or bachelor students
What we expect from you…

The candidate must have a PhD degree and outstanding qualifications in computer science or mathematics. or a related discipline. We also expect the successful candidate to have:

  • A PhD degree and outstanding qualifications in computer science or mathematics
  • Documented research experience in graph theory and/or data privacy and/or social network analysis
  • A proven interest in security and privacy
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer…

  • A large and dynamic research group with an exciting international environment
  • Training in scientific and transferable skills; participation in schools, conferences and workshops
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable up to 5 years)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05588

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

How to apply…

Applications should include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae including your contact address, work experience and publications
  • Cover letter indicatingthe research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement addressing specifically the topic of the position (300 words)
  • A short description of your PhD thesis (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 2-3 referees

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.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Further information…

Please contact Dr. Xihui Chen or Dr. Jun Pang

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