University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) position in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

2024-06-30 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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(Valid from 29/11/2023 to 30/06/2024)   

Language: English (UK) 

Country: Luxembourg   

Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust 

Job Number: UOL04232 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 

Duration 24 Month 

Schedule Type: Full Time 

Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week   

Functions: Postdoctorant 

Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher     

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.

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu and https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/finatrax

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 conducts research on the application and the impact of digital technologies like DLT/Blockchain, Digital Identities, Machine Learning/AI, and IoT/5G on organisations from both the private and public sectors. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., policy, business, technology), united in pursuit of sustainable technologies that positively impact society. For more information, please visit our website: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/finatrax/projects

The candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out research in fields of interest to the Research Group, such as:
    • Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence
    • Software Engineering
  • Provide guidance to PhD students
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications in outlets on the intersection between Information Systems and Computer Science
  • 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 conferences or journals

With this position we are looking for a passionate Postdoc on Artificial Intelligence and/or NLP to interact with Luxemburgish industry leaders to accelerate their digital transformation though the use of AI. The candidate will do cutting-edge research and provide guidance to PhD students.

We offer two different career paths for research associates, depending on their interest in an academic or industry career. 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 utilizing 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 Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems (Engineering), Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related field
  • Experience in publishing high-quality research, as demonstrated by research under review or published in 1stquartile conferences and journals (according to Scopus)
  • Experience in research supervision
  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and/or computational research methods, e.g., performance analyses of novel or existing tools and algorithms
  • Proficiency in one of the major programming languages like Python and libraries such as Pytorch or Tensorflow
  • 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 (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04232

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:
    • 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

We highly value diversity and individual contribution in our team. All qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. 

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 Joaquin Delgado Fernandez (joaquin.delgadofernandez@uni.lu), Timothée Hornek (timothee.hornek@uni.lu) and Gilbert Fridgen (gilbert.fridgen@uni.lu). Use the job title and reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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Title
Research Associate (Postdoc) position in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Location
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Published
2023-11-29
Application deadline
2024-06-30 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2024-06-30 23:59 (CET)
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