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Temporary contract | 24 months - Belval


Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

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.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https://www.list.lu/

Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https://www.list.lu/en/informatics/


How will you contribute?

Your specific mission includes, but is not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners:

  • To design and development of privacy-preserving federated data management technologies
  • To prototype privacy preserving technologies for cyberthreat intelligence, data analysis or cybersecurity
  • To develop open-source software
  • To validate the effectiveness of developed technologies

You are in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, prototype development or technical reports

You’re highly motivated and have proven skills in federated data processing such as applying simple statistics or advanced machine learning tools, to improve the utility of the obtained information. You have already good experience in collaborative cyberthreat intelligence systems that use advanced analytics solutions as can offer significant advantages over the local systems by detecting cyberattacks early and promptly responding to them.

And last, but not least, you’re a great practitioner of privacy enhancing techniques such as secure multiparty computation, homomorphic encryption, and anonymization.


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

As to join us, you:

  • Hold a PhD. degree in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Have good programming skills (particularly experience on Python and C++)
  • Have good track record on applied cryptography, such as secure multiparty computation and homomorphic encryption. Knowledge on secure aggregation techniques or zero knowledge proofs is a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong interest and experience in anonymization techniques such as differential privacy, Google’s RAPPOR, etc.
  • Have strong knowledge of ML concepts, namely Federated Learning and/or Collaborative Training is a plus
  • Are fluent in English. Any knowledge in French and Luxembourgish is an advantage


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 in all that we do
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
  • Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills
  • Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 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, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers


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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
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
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