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 a research assistant you will conduct research on regulatory financial reporting applications in the area of DeFi (Decentralized Finance). You will work in an interdisciplinary team in collaboration with ZHAW and Uni ZH. The DaDFiR3 project pursues the vision of a system for automated regulatory financial reporting that uses data at the financial contract level in combination with market data to provide the necessary analysis for internal and external supervision. Your research will focus on blockchain infrastructure and DeFi product analytics. The research is funded by the SNSF. There is a possibility of a PhD.

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

Research assistant DeFi 80–100%

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

80 – 100%

Tasks and job requirements

  • Research in DeFi and automated reporting
  • Developing the decentralized part of the DaDFiR3 platform and integration into the existing ecosystem
  • Implementing smart contract representations of financial 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
  • Publishing research results to a range of audiences, including industrial partners and the scientific community

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree from a European University in Computer Science or Business Information Technology with very good marks (Master required for PhD)
  • Experience with blockchain and in developing smart contracts
  • Basic knowledge in finance and financial systems
  • DeFi knowledge is an advantage
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Our offer to you

  • Attractive position with the possibility of obtaining a PhD
  • 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.


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


Prof. Dr. Tim Weingärtner
Information Systems Research Lab