Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in Cybersecurity Threats & Defences

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    The Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Research Group (application management through Luxinnovation)

The Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Research Group is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

Project idea to be defined in the areas of Cybersecurity Threats & Defences; Human-centred Security & Privacy; Security Protocols, Ceremonies & Policies; Data Protection & Compliance.

Offer Requirements

  • PhD (or equivalent) in either computer science, information science, physics or related disciplines
  • Critical thinking skills and an inquisitive and open mind
  • Strong motivation to contribute to the interdisciplinary framework
  • Independence in planning and executing research tasks
  • An interdisciplinary education is considered an advantage
  • Competitive research record in security and security assessment
  • Strong development of information processing and information theory
  • Strong scientific background
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandate

Institute description: 

The IRiSC (Socio-Technical Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory) activities are motivated by the recognition that research in system cybersecurity today requires a holistic approach and a broader cross-disciplinary knowledge. The factors that strengthen or threaten cybersecurity are to be found not only in a system’s information layer but also in the physical characteristics of the systems, like a card, in the system’s interactions with its users and in the users themselves. They also are to be found in the societal context and in the legal, regulatory, and economic frameworks in which the system operates.

IRiSC Lab’s dedication to interdisciplinary research constitutes an ideal forum and a stimulating environment for anyone who intends to explore topics that require a cross- and inter- discipline interaction and expertise. The laboratory offers its long experience in setting and organizing interdisciplinary work. Team members and collaborators have complementary backgrounds, and are committed to take seriously the challenge to expand one’s cultural horizons and adventuring in dialogues with other disciplines, training their critical thinking and spirit of collaboration. 



The University of Luxembourg, and the IRiSC Lab at the SnT, offers a dynamic environment with a large number of ongoing scientific activities and cutting-edge facilities and research infrastructure. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. The candidate will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the University, the SnT, and the Laboratory.



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.


  • Cybersecurity Threats & Defences
  • Human-centred Security & Privacy
  • Security Protocols
  • Ceremonies & Policies
  • Data Protection & Compliance



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