Perfectly placed to leverage knowledge for the world.

Hochschule Luzern
Hochschule Luzern

Perfectly placed to leverage knowledge for the world.

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.

As aPhD studentyou will work on researching, identifying, adapting and implementing applications of DLT in the domain of digital health. You will be integrated into the team, and you will contribute to some research projects, also in cooperation with national and international university and business partners. One of your main tasks will be to support and contribute to a research chair in cooperation with the University of Johannesburg (SA). Your research will focus on the different aspects of tokenomics, DAO, dual tokens, ZKP, and blockchain infrastructure towards a white label solutions for the storage, search and controlled share of information about physical and digital health-related asset and processes.
N.B: This position does not include research on DeFi (decentralized finance) related topics.
The starting date is March 2024 (or as arranged by mutual agreement).

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

PhD Candidate blockchain in eHealth 70%

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Computer Science and Information Technology


Tasks and job requirements

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in the field of blockchain application to the eHealth domain
  • Research, position 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 in the application of blockchain technology across a variety of industries and helping in conducting them

Your profile

  • Master's degree in Computer Science with very good marks (obtained or close to being obtained)
  • Experience with Ethereum and in developing smart contracts with Solidity
  • Experience with NodeJS (or other front-end and network oriented applications framework)
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Basic knowledge about ZKP/privacy-preservation, tokenomics, and dual usage tokens (Two-Token Economy) theory
  • 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
  • (Desired) Previous knowledge and experience within the broad scope of the eHealth domain, in particular with respect to the peculiarities of medical information, the data protection regulations (revDSG/nFADP and GDPR) and the Digital/Personal Health Records

Our offer to you

  • Attractive position with the possibility of obtaining a PhD (requires acceptance of an external accredited university)
  • 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 (based on publication acceptances)
  • Flexible working time and place

Current residence and knowledge of the specific Swiss/European economic, research, and education systems will be advantageous.


Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Suurstoffi 1
6343 Rotrkeuz


Dr. Luca Mazzola
Co-Head Information Systems Research Lab