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PhD Candidate DeFi (70%)

WorkplaceZug-Rotkreuz, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
Job StartMay 2022 (or as arranged by mutual agreement)

The Lucerne School of Information Technology is the first school in a Swiss university of applied sciences to be devoted to IT. The new Zug-Rotkreuz campus offers bachelor degree programmes in Digital Ideation, Computer Science, Information and Cyber Security, International IT Management and Business Information Technology and master’s degree programmes in Engineering and Business Information Technology. Rounding out the School’s offer are attractive continuing education courses and applied research and services. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1800-plus staff and 11,500 or so degree and continuing education students.

We are looking for an individual to join our team with immediate effect or by mutual agreement as a

PhD Candidate DeFi (70%)

What we are looking for
As a PhD student you will work on applications of regulatory financial reporting in the DeFi (Decentralized Finance) area. You will be integrated into the team, and you will contribute to the DaDFiR3 research project in cooperation with ZHAW and Uni ZH. DaDFiR3 pursues the vision of a system for automated regulatory financial reporting, using financial contract level data in combination with market data to produce the necessary analyses as required for internal and external supervision. Your research will focus on the blockchain infrastructure and analysis of DeFi products. The research is funded by the SNSF.


  • Developing the decentralized part of the DaDFiR3 platform by defining its IT architecture and integration into the existing ecosystem.
  • Implementing smart contract representations of ACTUS contracts.
  • Deploying a concept for the representation and identity of counterparties and contracts on the blockchain.
  • Interacting and collaborating with research partners in the DaDFiR3 project and partners in the financial industry across Switzerland and international.
  • Communicating research results to a range of audiences, including industrial partners and the scientific community (publications in journals and conferences)


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Business Information Technology with very good marks (obtained or close to being obtained).
  • Experience with blockchain and in developing smart contracts.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Basic knowledge in finance and financial systems.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

We offer

  • Attractive position with the possibility of obtaining a PhD (requires acceptance of Uni ZH).
  • An opportunity to further develop your own ideas and position yourself in your field of research nationally and internationally.
  • An international working environment.
  • Participation in high-profile conferences and workshops.
  • Flexible working time and place (home office and office in Rotkreuz).
  • Hochschule Luzern is committed to diversity at the workplace. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

Contact and Address

Further information is available from Prof. Dr. Tim Weingärtner, Information Systems Research Lab, e-Mail: tim.weingaertnerhslu.ch

We are looking foreward to your online-application.


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