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PhD Candidate in Security of Decentralized Finance in Ethereum – Nature.com

PhD Candidate in Security of Decentralized Finance in Ethereum Blockchain
(Valid from 02/11/2021 to 04/01/2022)

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust
Job Number: UOL04554
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Duration 36 Month
Schedule Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected 01/02/2022
Start Date:

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
The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Radu State to carry out research to pursue a PhD on the following

o Security of Decentralized Finance in Ethereum blockchain

The successful candidate will closely work with industry, specifically with Quantstamp GmbH.

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

o Contribute to the project “Securing DeFi Implementations” in collaboration with Quantstamp GmbH as industrial partner
o Carrying out research in the predefined areas
o Disseminating results through scientific publications
o Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
o Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
o Join the team activities and meetings

Your Profile
Qualifications: The candidate should possess an MSc degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Applied Mathematics.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

o Software engineering
o Software verification (static and dynamic)
o Ethereum blockchain and smart contract

and be familiar with the principles of

o Blockchain security and auditing
o Decentralized Finance

The candidate must demonstrate strong analytical and programming skills. We are looking for someone who is curiosity driven and who wants to constantly
learn new things. Development skills in Solidity would be considered an advantage.

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT
o A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with
some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
o 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
o The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than
45 industry partners
o Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
o Competitive salary package. The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living
and eating
o 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!

o Complete picture of the perks we offer
o Discover our Partnership Programme
o Download the brochure: Why choose SnT for your PhD?

Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and
extracurricular activities.

In Short
o Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month, extendable up to 48 months if required
o Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
o Location: Kirchberg
o Employee and student status
o Job Reference: UOL04554

Further Information
Application should include:

o Full CV, including
o For each degree received or currently enrolled in, the degree, institution name, city, and country, and date (or expected date) of graduation
o Title and short summary of final theses
o List of publications (if any)
o Name, affiliation, and contact details of at least two recommenders
o Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
o Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (500 words)

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply 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 us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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