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Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist in Internet of Things Systems and Software (100%)

Closing Date
WorkplaceRotkreuz, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
Job Startimmediately or 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

Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist in Internet of Things Systems and Software (100%)

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (HSLU) is expanding its research and development activities at Department of Computer Science, IoT Systems & Software Research in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. The scope encompasses the development of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and software, programmable IoT platforms and services, next generation IoT systems architectures, and novel information technology services to shape the emerging trends in IoT systems, infrastructure, and services sectors. Having a close collaboration with premier industry and academia institutions, IoT Systems & Software Research offers an unprecedented combination of industrial and academic research with opportunities to have direct impact on companies’ products and services. We place a high value on building real systems and advancing state-of-the-art in these areas. Our goal is to deliver novel architecture designs and compelling research prototypes. There is a current opening for a highly qualified researcher or senior researcher in the area of IoT Systems and Software.


We are looking for a self-driven and motivated individual who is passionate about leading-edge research and development. The candidate will apply an understanding of software engineering techniques, including software prototyping, systems integration, wireless communications, and computer programming, to provide technical engineering prototyping and software architecture support for future research development and concept vehicles. In this position, your software development, architecture, and research skills must always be cutting edge and ready to investigate technical challenges that the team might encounter. Successful candidate will be responsible for architecting, designing, and prototyping of platforms and system features and will collaborate closely with researchers, engineers, and architects from across HSLU and industry partners to design and implement emerging novel proof of concepts. You will also participate in the development of intellectual property, research projects proposals, create research publications, and work with industry partners to support the transfer technologies to products.


Applicants should possess a PhD or Master of Science degree in the field of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical majors with four or more years of directly related experience, strong software development and communication skills.

We are looking for candidates who ideally:
  • Have strong coding skills in multiple systems languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, etc.
  • Have experience in systems and software, IoT platforms, embedded software, networking, mobile, edge and cloud computing, distributed systems, web technologies
  • Have hands-on experience in software architecture and design, object-oriented programming, design patterns and their implementation
  • Have internals experience for Linux, Windows, and embedded operating systems is desired
  • Demonstrated written, verbal and presentation skills required in the development of technical documents and presentations
  • Have a strong desire to apply research ideas to building real systems
  • Strong interpersonal communications, and ability to task manage
  • Have excellent communication skills, attention to detail
  • Enjoy working collaboratively in a team and have passion for quality

We offer

  • Exciting and challenging position
  • Innovative and lively working environment
  • Space for individual design and development
  • Engage with leaders in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with HSLU departments to deliver novel technologies
  • Identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and opportunities and demonstrating cutting-edge technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology
  • Attractive employment conditions and offers opportunities for personal development
  • Workplace is located in Rotkreuz, Switzerland close to the train station

Contact and Address

Application materials should include cover letter with starting date availability, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three individuals who may serve as references. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Angela Nicoara, IoT Systems & Software Research, angela.nicoarahslu.ch.

The application deadline is May 15, 2022.

We look forward to your online application.


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