Up to 2 Post-Doctoral Positions in Cyber-Security Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology Sweden

Up to 2 Post-Doctoral Positions in Cyber-Security

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 280 employees, including 120 senior faculty and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually. The post-doctoral positions are offered by the Division of Computer Systems, which is one of five divisions of the department. For more information, see www.it.uu.se


Subject area: The Division of Computer Systems pursues a number of research directions in cyber-security, including the automatic detection and prevention of security vulnerabilities in Embedded and IoT software, aspects of web security such as XSS vulnerabilities, techniques to ensure security of Internet-of-Things, such as body devices, as well as open IoT data for Smart Cities. For these IoT devices there is a tension between open data, cloud sensing, and data authenticity and privacy. The announced positions will support some or all of those activities, in collaboration with researchers at the Uppsala Networked Objects group (UNO), the Computer Communication group (CoRe), the Algorithmic Program Verification group, the Programming Languages group, among others. The work will also be carried out in the context of the new SSF projects "aSSIsT: Secure Software for the Internet of Things"
and "LifeSec: Don't Hack my Body!".


Duties: The positions include research and a limited amount (max 20%) of teaching.


Appointment period: The positions will be held for two years and can start as soon as


Qualifications required: Candidates should have a Doctoral Degree (PhD or equivalent) in Computer Science or similar area, and have a strong background in several of the areas security, program analysis and verification, networking, IoT, privacy, and data science. The Doctoral Degree must have been awarded at most three years before the application deadline (this time will be extended for medical leave, parental leave, etc.). High-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals or conferences are expected. The applicant should be highly motivated and have good collaboration skills. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.


Assessment Criteria/Ranking; The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise is judged to have the best potential to carry out the relevant duties and to contribute to the advancement of research at the Division of Computer Systems.


In the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience, and should be listed as merits in the application.


Application: The application should include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the applicant’s qualifications and research interests and a description of the applicant’s PhD thesis. The application must include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a web reference to the PhD thesis, a complete list of publications with up to five important publications for the position highlighted and the candidate’s own contributions to those five publication described, other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Applications should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, which should be provided directly by the references through the online application system. (Email to registrator@uu.se with the position number in the subject.)


The Department of Information Technology strives for a more equal gender balance and welcomes specifically female applicants.


Working in Sweden: Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. All post-docs are full employees, with standard salaries and five weeks of paid holiday. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.


Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.


Salary: Individually negotiated salary.


Starting date: As agreed.


Type of position: Temporary position (100%) for 2 years.


For further information about the position please contact
Bengt Jonsson bengt.jonsson@it.uu.se, Per Gunningberg per.gunningberg@it.uu.se or Philipp Rümmer philipp.ruemmer@it.uu.se


Please submit your application by 30 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/923


Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.


We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.


Placement: Department of Information Technology


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Pay: Fixed salary


Number of positions: 2


Working hours: 100%


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/923


Last application date: 2018-04-30

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