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PhD Position in Software Engineering and Security, University of Luxembourg

Published on Jan 25 2011 // PhD, Scholarships in Luxembourg, Western Europe

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security,  Reliability and Trust (SnT) .

SnT is a recently formed centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the EU 7 th framework programme and the European Space Agency. A successful candidate will conduct research in one or more of the centre projects and assist in the development of the SnT project portfolio. The Centre invites researchers from diverse research areas to contribute to our projects in areas such as Satellite Systems, Vehicular Networks, Network Security, Model-drive Security, Security Cloud computing, and ICT Services & Applications.

Project description – MITER: Modeling, Composing and Testing of Security Concerns

The PhD thesis will take place in the MITER project. This project aims at developing new modeling techniques to 1) represent security concerns (e.g. access control and usage control policies), 2) compose them with the business logic model (called target model), and 3) test the security model composition against security requirements. These three objectives converge to an integrated model-driven security process which allows a business model to embed various security concerns, and makes these security properties testable by construction. In other words, the MITER project should allow the trustfully design of a large family of secure systems in an automatic and efficient way.
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Profile of the candidate

  • Master’s degree or equivalent Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering or Software Security.
  • A background in one of the following area is an asset: application-level/web application security, software testing, model-driven engineering.
  • The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English. Fluency in French is a plus but not mandatory.


The University offers a three year employment contract that may be extended up to a fourth year. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research centre.


The application should include

  • Full CV, including name (and email address, etc) of three referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words).
  • Interested candidates should send their application in English in electronic form

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All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. The call is open until February 15 th , 2011


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