University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in FinTech: Assessing and Improving Digital Financial Services

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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 candidate will contribute to practice-led FinTech and digital financial services assessment research, such as the assessment of financial inclusion and automatization of investment fund setups. The candidate’s research will focus on software testing, software fairness and generally the assessment of learning-based systems.


  • Carry out research in the pre-defined areas
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, especially Information Systems outlets
  • Communicate and work with stakeholders in government (ministries, regulators, government-run start-up incubators) and companies in the financial services sector
  • Prepare research proposals to attract industry partnerships as well as national and European grant projects
  • Manage research projects and prepare project deliverables
  • Provide guidance to Master students and PhD students that submit work to Information Systems outlets

The candidate should demonstrate interest in the following publication outlets:

  • High-ranked journals such as the Transactions on Software Engineering and Empirical Software Engineering
  • High-ranked SE conferences such as ICSE and ESEC/FSE

The team you will be working with:

  • Yves Le Traon
  • Mike Papadakis
  • Ezekiel Soremekun

Your Profile...

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Programming Languages or related disciplines
  • Documented research expertise in the area of Software Engineering and Machine Learning
  • Strong programming and analytical skills
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
  • Publications in top tier conferences
  • Commitment, affinity for working in a group, and a critical mind

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

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • 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 55 industry partners
  • 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

Find out more about us!

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05367

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 full time

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted in English and include:

  • Full CV, including list of publications
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • At least one publication in full-text, authored by the candidate
  • (If available) 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 ONLINE 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 Prof. Mike Papadakis at, or Prof. Yves Le traon  

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