Contract type: Permanent contract
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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 will be part of the LIST IT for Innovative 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).
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is appointing the R&T Associate for the RDI “Trusted Service Systems (TSS)“ Unit, of the “IT for Innovative Services” (ITIS) Department. The unit is a multidisciplinary team performing applied research in the field of building trustworthy service systems (e.g. in Logistics and supply chain management, Telecommunication, as well as in Fintech and Industry 4.0) from the perspectives of big data, optimization, and IT security.
The successful applicant will lead the SECURE group of TSS, which presently counts 8 highly motivated researchers. The group is active research, development and innovation projects in the field of IT Risk Management, Security Assurance, Cybersecurity and Data Protection at the National and European levels.
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is looking for the SECURE Group Leader that will manage a team of experienced and highly qualified researchers in IT Systems Security and Privacy. Her/his main challenges will be to strengthen a work environment conducive to a constant bubbling of ideas that will allow developing innovative solutions to societal problems. The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering a positive work environment, enhancing good collaboration and teamwork, and for finding relevant synergies with other research groups at LIST and external partners at the national and international levels.
The selected candidate will have to further develop and lead SECURE Group to become a nationally renowned and internationally visible research group, reaching a critical size and impact within 3/4 years. To this aim, and depending on her/his previous experience, the Group Leader will leverage different funding schemes at national and EU levels.
The SECURE Group Leader will have also to write and submit research proposals for national and international competitive funding and has to manage some of these projects as the primary investigator. To that respect, he or she shall demonstrate a proven track record of funded proposals, ideally from European programs like H2020. As part of the RDI activities, results should be disseminated, valorised and transferred as patents, licenses, prototypes, publications, and technical reports and should build the foundation for future projects.
The candidate should have an outstanding scientific track record as well as a proven industry experience, respectively a strong record of collaboration with industry.
The SECURE Group Leader is responsible - in accordance with the TSS Head of Unit - for the overall management, coordination, development and performance of his/her group. In this framework, his/her main missions will be to:
Strategy definition and implementation
Beside these priority responsibilities and missions, the Group Leader shall continue to develop her/his scientific and technology knowledge and directly contribute to RDI projects relying on her/his thematic expertise.