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Position: Doctoral Candidate in Computer Science on Smart Energy Systems
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: 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
Requirements: The candidate should possess a master degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Power Systems Engineering, Information Systems (Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, or a related field; Software development (experience in Python or any other common programming language); Software architectures; Optimization; Machine Learning (ML) and/or Deep Learning (DL); Decentral technologies (e.g., distributed ledgers, federated learning)
   
Text: UOL04711 31-Dec-2099 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. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to several exciting research projects, most notably, the SynErgie Research project. In SynErgie II, we analyze how the growing production fluctuation associated with an increasing share of renewables can be tackled by demand-side flexibility of industrial energy consumers. Thereby, we collaborate with a broad variety of partners from industry and research to design the future energy system. In particular, we focus on IT-based solutions for the energy system by building a corresponding platform for future flexibility trade. The goal is to develop a platform that allows electricity-intensive companies to get access to markets for electricity and flexibility in order to use their assets to stabilize the energy system. The bandwidth of tasks therefore reaches from the modelling of industrial processes over the design of interfaces to the analysis of market's requirements for data exchange. Next to the partnership project SynErgie II, successful candidates will carry out research in the general area of DLT/Blockchain, Digital Identities, Machine Learning/AI .In particular, they will be integrated into a larger research team on “Energy Informatics” and collaborate with team members employed on similar projects. Successful candidates will thus have the opportunity to investigate additional research questions and design an individual research portfolio. As such, successful candidates will be able to align the skills that they learn pursuing a doctorate with their personal goals and interests. Your Profile Qualifications: Qualification: The candidate should possess a master degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Power Systems Engineering, Information Systems (Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, or a related field. What we are looking for: A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group  The commitment to participate in the design and implementation of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems  Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work  Knowledge and Experience: The candidate should have knowledge and/or experience in at least one of the following areas: Software development (experience in Python or any other common programming language) Software architectures Optimization Machine Learning (ML) and/or Deep Learning (DL) Decentral technologies (e.g., distributed ledgers, federated learning) Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in German and English are required. Knowledge of either French or Luxembourgish will be appreciated but are not a requirement to apply . Here’s what awaits you at SnT 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 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 45 industry partners Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources 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 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! Complete picture of the perks we offer Discover our Partnership Programme 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 Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Employee and student status Location: Kirchberg Job Reference: UOL04711 The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 37.101,36 (full time) Further Information Applications in English should be submitted online and include: A cover letter including: A statement on the candidate’s personal motivation for applying (why a doctoral program, why in Luxembourg, minimum 300 words) A statement on the candidate’s motivation for applying for this topic (minimum 300 words) Full CV, including the contact address and work experience Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or equivalent) Candidate’s higher education entrance qualification (e.g., high school diploma) Reference letters by prior employers 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 michael.schoepf@uni.lu and gilbert.fridgen@uni.lu
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