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The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.



You ‘d like to contribute as a researcher contributor? Join our IT for Innovation Services department

The IT for Innovative Services (ITIS) department, with its 100 researchers and engineers, focuses on the digital transformation of operations in organizations with traditional environments and digital ecosystems, with the aim of improving their performance and innovation capacity. The common thread throughout ITIS is to develop the most efficient use of big data to ensure the most appropriate decision-making processes.

The department relies on the Data Analytics Platform: a hybrid infrastructure covering the entire range of data analytics activities. The platform is based on three pillars: a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, a cognitive analytics pillar and an interactive visualization wall (Viswall).


How will you contribute?

LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in healing the security issues that befall modern software during its development lifecycle, to work on a research project funded by EC. The recently introduced area of DevSecOps - in medium to large companies - unfortunately lacks automated security tools, while most existing solutions are targeting only one narrow step of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process but miss a much-needed holistic overview of the global security solution. In this context, the LAZARUS project innovates by intervening in multiple steps of the SDLC, performing targeted security checks and collecting valuable information and intelligence from each step, and exploiting advanced ML and AI methods to convert this intelligence into actionable insights and recommendations.

The specific missions of the candidate will include, but are not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners:

  • To predict software security defects before deployment and prevent security breaches.
  • To develop a set of algorithms that allow quantifying software exploitability and facilitate the work of correcting its errors.
  • To develop and apply new model-checking techniques to verify the security of software.
  • To specify and develop two workflow-disruptive techniques which leverages Intel SGX enclave trusted but with the lowest impact on the software lifecycle and on its performance.
  • To implement and test the developed solutions.
  • To develop ex-ante information security policies for the demonstration and implement periodic reviews to objectively evaluate adherence to the policies.

The candidate will also be in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, prototype development or technical reports.

Must-have requirements

Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!

  • PhD in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering
  • Solid knowledge in software development and software lifecycle management
  • Substantial knowledge in information security, particularly security in software development.
  • Knowledge in applying machine learning techniques to predict vulnerabilities and improve software security
  • Experience in software security technologies such as model checking and anti-fuzzing.
  • You have also background in information security policy and management
  • Good level both written and spoken English.

Nice-to-have requirements

  • Knowledge in French and Luxembourgish

We offer

Your LIST benefits

An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects;

Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society;

Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and top of the range 3D/4D printings that are part of our toolkit for excelling in all we do;

Multicultural and international work environment with more than 45 nationalities represented in our workforce; 

Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions;

Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science;

32 days’ paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers;

Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills;

An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas.



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Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience;
  • A scientific CV with contact details;
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable);
  • Contact details of 2 references.


Application procedure and conditions:

  • LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability;
  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled;
  • An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities; 
  • The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above.


To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced


The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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