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PhD Candidate Distributed Information Systems in eHealth 70%

WorkplaceZug, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
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The largest educational institution of the six Central Swiss cantons, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers state-of-the-art jobs and programmes. We share knowledge in Switzerland and abroad, we are forward-looking, creative, and committed to interdisciplinarity. Help us to shape and become a part of our shared, sustainable future.

The Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology is the country’s first department at a university of applied sciences dedicated to computer science. We offer bachelor’s and master’s programs whose graduates are highly sought-after in the business and science communities, state-of-the-art continuing and executive education programs, applied research into cutting-edge topics, and services of high practical relevance.

We are seeking someone to join our research team with immediate effect or by mutual

PhD Candidate Distributed Information Systems in eHealth 70%


  • Conduct cutting-edge research in the field of distributed information System, mainly within the eHealth domain
  • Research, design and develop a solution concept for the storage, search and controlled share of information about physical and digital health-related assets and processes
  • Co-supervising student projects and bachelor/master’s assignments/theses
  • Interacting and collaborating with research partners in the project and business partners across Switzerland and internationally
  • Communicating research results to a range of audiences, including industrial partners and the scientific community (publications in journals and conferences)
  • Cooperate in the acquisition of national and international research projects related to the theme across and helping in conducting them


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science with very good marks (obtained or close to be obtained)
  • Deep knowledge and interest in advancing applications of distributed information systems to solve practical problems, mainly within the eHealth domain
  • Experiences in designing, implementing, and demonstrating innovative ideas for distributed information systems, also in cooperation with selected industries
  • Knowledge and interest of application of ZKP/privacy-preserving approach in distributed information systems
  • Basic knowledge about tokenomics and dual usage tokens (Two-Token Economy) theory, or willingness to acquire it
  • Willingness to advance the state of the art and to communicate it at high-profile scientific venues (conference and journals)
  • Ability to work effectively alone but also in a collaborative team environment
  • Interest in exploring possible usage of blockchain technologies as distributed information system solutions, and willingness to become acquainted with Ethereum, smart-contracts (Solidity) and front-end/network oriented applications frameworks

We offer

  • An attractive position with the possibility of obtaining a PhD (requires acceptance of an external accredited university)
  • Close contacts with important stakeholders in the Crypto Valley Zug community and internationally
  • An international working environment with the opportunity to further develop your own ideas and position yourself in your field of research
  • Participation in high-profile conferences and workshops (based on publication acceptances)
  • Flexible working time and place

Contact and Address

If we got your interest, please apply by submitting the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae (including teaching experiences, if any)
- Transcript of courses (and grades) completed during your studies
- List of publications (for those who have already published in scientific venues)
- Certificates (including English translations)
- A one-page cover letter (showing your motivation to pursuit a PhD) and a statement of your research interests on a page (e.g: what are your aspirations for your PhD research)
- A sample of your writing (e.g., a published scientific article, seminar paper, or Master’s thesis)

The Lucerne School of Information Technology offers up-to-the-minute terms of employment and working conditions, as well as an attractive place of work on our modern campus close to Rotkreuz railway station.


Dr. Luca Mazzola Hochspez. Senior Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
T +41 41 757 68 90


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