Research Associate in Systems Engineering

University of Luxembourg


Research Associate in Systems Engineering

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract


24 Month
About the SnT...

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...

Successful candidates will join the young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary FINATRAX Research Group, which builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering. The group’s work is organised around four emerging technologies (Digital Identities, Machine Learning, Blockchain (DLT), and the Internet-of-Things) and three focus industries (Financial Services, Public Sector, Energy). The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, including business, technology, and policy. They are united in pursuit of sustainable technologies that have a positive impact on society. For further details, please visit our website:

Successful candidates will perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in areas of interest to the Research Group, including but not limited to:Disseminate results through scientific publications, aiming for the best-ranked outlets
    • Investigating the use of emerging digital technologies, in particular emerging technologies such as digital wallets, blockchain/DLT, as well as privacy-enhancing technologies and artificial intelligence, in private and public services
    • Observation of novel developments in these emerging digital technologies and available tools for implementing them
    • Collection of functional and non-functional requirements of information systems in use
    • Design and/or prototypical implementation of technical systems that address pressing challenges faced by private and public services
    • Evaluating information systems constructed using emerging digital technologies from a quantitative (performance, costs, …) and qualitative (maturity, task fitness, efficiency, etc.) perspective
  • 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
  • Mentor and supervise PhD students, providing guidance and support in their research endeavors
Your Profile...
  • PhD degree in Information Systems, Business Informatics, Business Engineering, Computer Science, Management, Finance, Applied Mathematics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in research methods commonly used in information systems research, such as design science research or quantitative methods
  • Proven track record of publishing research papers in reputable conferences and journals
  • Strong interest in publishing in high-ranked journals such as the Association for Information Systems Senior Scholars’ List of Premier Journals and in related outlets like Business & Information Systems Engineering, Electronic Markets, Government Information Quarterly, Technology in Society, or in Information Systems conferences like ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, and the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
  • 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
  • Excellent 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 (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06114

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications, written in English should be submitted through the University’s job portal and should include:

  • A cover letter including:Full CV, including the contact address, work experience, and a list of publications
    • 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)
  • Up to 3 publications in full-text, authored by the candidate
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • (If available) reference letters by prior employers

Deadline for applications: Early submission is encouraged; applications are processed on a rolling basis upon arrival. Only applications submitted through the University’s job portal will be processed. Applications by email will not be considered. This position is open as long as it is accessible in the University's job portal.

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 Johannes Sedlmeir (email address: {first name}.{last name} 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. Applications by email will not be considered.