Postdoc in Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications
University of Luxemburg


Research Associates (Postdoc) in Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract


24 Month
About the SnT...

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.

The successful candidates will join the Computer Vision, Machine Intelligence and Imaging (CVI2) headed by Prof. Djamila Aouada. He/she will carry out research in computer vision and machine learning, with an extensive development of deep learning approaches for object pose estimation. This position will require conducting full scale experiments, including data acquisition, training and validation at the SnT Zero-G Lab. CVI2 offers the opportunity to work on multiple research projects (in cooperation with industrial partners such as LMO, POST, ARTEC 3D and DataThings and/or national and international academic collaborations).

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 position holder will be involved in European Space Agency (ESA) project and will be working closely with our industrial partner LMO. He/she will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Propose and develop models and implement algorithm solutions to meet the requirements
  • Work closely with project’s stakeholders
  • Shaping research directions and producing results
  • Participating in proposal writing
  • Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students
  • Participating to the teaching activities
  • Providing support in setting up and running experiments in the SnT Zero-G laboratory
  • Proposing Participating in organizing relevant workshops and demonstrations
Your Profile...
  • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Strong background in image processing and computer vision
  • Experience with deep learning algorithms for pose estimation, domain adaptation and/or using temporal data for state estimation
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Experience of working with one or more of the frameworks: PyTorch, TensorFlow, keras , etc.
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • A particular interest for computer vision in space applications
  • Familiarity with ESA/EU projects (FP7/H2020), national/international projects and/or industrial project
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
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
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package. The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating

Find out more about us!

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Contact Information of 2 referees

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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - which can be extended (up to 5 years in total)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06495

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

CVI2 also offers state-of-the-art GPU resources to conduct research with large-scale training. You will work in a highly motivated and exciting international environment.

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.

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