University of Luxembourg

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Software Engineering (Understanding and Detecting Log Smells)

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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

We offer an attractive research associate position in the context of the LOGODOR project, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The project aims to develop automated and scalable techniques for detecting and removing a wide range of log smells, and to empirically evaluate the benefits of using logs processed by means of such techniques in the context of log-driven analyses (e.g., anomaly detection, model inference).

The successful candidate will join the SVV research group, headed by Prof. Domenico Bianculli. The team focuses on the development and design of reliable, safe, and secure software systems, carrying out both upstream activities such as requirements quality assurance and architecture analysis, as well as downstream verification & validation activities, primarily software testing and analysis. For further information, you may refer to https://www.uni.lu/snt-en/research-groups/svv

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Implementing prototype tools
  • Empirically evaluating the proposed solutions and tools
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to master and bachelor students

Your Profile

  • The candidate should possess a Master degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Informatics, Software Engineering or a related field
  • The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:
    • Software Quality
    • Log analysis
    • Mining Software Repositories
    • Empirical Software Engineering
    • Model inference
    • Anomaly detection
  • The candidate must possess strong programming skills
  • The candidate should have critical thinking and team working skills
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required

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 55 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • 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
  • Boost your career. Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities

But wait, there’s more!

In Short

  • Contract Type: Befristeter Vertrag 36 Monat (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL05934

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 full time

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae including :
    • For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, and date (or expected date) of graduation. Include the title and short summary of your final (Bachelor / Master) Thesis if you did one
    • List of publications (if any)
    • Name, affiliation and contact details of three referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page)

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 you may check www.securityandtrust.lu or contact domenico.bianculli@uni.lu

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Titel
Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Software Engineering (Understanding and Detecting Log Smells)
Standort
2, avenue de I'Universite Beles, Luxemburg
Veröffentlicht
2023-11-23
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