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The University of Luxembourg invites applications to this vacancy in the
Department of Computer Science (https:// dcs.uni.lu).
Topics: security and privacy in graph data aggregation
The candidate's tasks include the following:
Conduct excellent research in the field of graph representation learning
Communicate research results in international conferences and journals
Work constructively towards collectively defined research goals within a
Write a doctoral dissertation in Computer Science
Assist in teaching activities
Co-supervise Master and/or Bachelor students
The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary research
project “Reconstructing Gene Regulatory Networks with Neural Relational
Inference”, funded by Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at the
university. The project aims to devise data-driven deep learning methods for
inferring gene regulatory networks with high accuracy from single-cell gene
expression data. In the project, the successful candidate will work closely
with researchers from the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine, and she/he
will focus on designing and implementing network inference methods.
The successful candidate will be part of the Security and Trust of Software
Systems group (SaToSS) at the Department of Computer Science, and she/he
will be officially supervised by Dr. Jun Pang. For more information on the
SaToSS research group, see: https: // satoss.uni.lu/
What we expect from you…
A master degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field
A strong mathematical background, and strong programming skills
Knowledge about deep learning models, and experience in machine learning
on graphs (e.g., graph neural networks) will be considered as an
Interest in biological networks or background in biology or single-cell
data would be an asset
A proven interest in interdisciplinary research
Self-motivated, strong commitment, and ability to work in a team
Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
A large and dynamic department with an exciting international environment
Training in scientific and transferable skills; participation in schools,
conferences and workshops
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Foreseen starting date: July 1st 2022, or upon agreement
Employee and student status
Job Reference: UOL04717
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 37.101,36 (full time)
How to apply...
Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should
A curriculum vitae (including your contact address, work experience,
A cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your
motivation (max one page)
A short description of your master thesis (max one page)
Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken
Contact information for 2-3 referees
Please note that the cover letter must clearly state how the experience and
interests of the candidate are
related to the PhD topic advertised. Generic applications that are not
tailored to the topic will not be
All documents should be uploaded in PDF format
We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 31/03/2022.
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.
In return you will get…
Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a
personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the
“University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to
the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban
site with excellent infrastructure.
A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European
institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous
non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations,
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