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.

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…

We offer an attractive research associate position in the context of the LOGODOR project, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The project aims to develop automated and scalable techniques for detecting and removing a wide range of log smells, and to empirically evaluate the benefits of using logs processed by means of such techniques in the context of log-driven analyses (e.g., anomaly detection, model inference).

The successful candidate will join the SVV research group, headed by Prof. Lionel Briand, and will report to Prof. Domenico Bianculli (project PI and deputy head of the group). The team focuses on the development and design of reliable, safe, and secure software systems, carrying out both upstream activities such as requirements quality assurance and architecture analysis, as well as downstream verification & validation activities, primarily software testing and analysis. For further information, you may refer to

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

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Implementing prototype tools
  • Empirically evaluating the proposed solutions and tools
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Preparing and organizing project meetings
  • Participating in proposal drafting to attract industrial, national, and European projects
  • Providing guidance to PhD, master, and bachelor students
  • Organizing relevant workshops and demonstrations
Your Profile…

We are looking for a motivated candidate who can work independently and efficiently, is proactive in solving problems, and has strong analytical skills. The candidate should be interested in working in an international team with a multi-disciplinary set of backgrounds, where sharing resources and teamwork is essential. Most importantly, the candidate should be curiosity driven and willing to constantly learn new things!

Qualification: PhD degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Software Engineering, or a related field.


  • Knowledge (supported by a sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals) in a number of the following topics:
    • Software Quality
    • Log analysis
    • Mining Software Repositories
    • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Background in any of the following topics will be considered as an asset:
    • Model inference
    • Anomaly detection
    • Search-based software engineering
    • Natural language processing
  • Proficiency in a major programming language

Language Skills: Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills in English are 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
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources.
  • 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!

Find out more about us!

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL05933

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 81072 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address and work experience, list of publications)
  • Cover letter (including a research statement)
  • Contact information of three 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…

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.

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