Postdoc in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) Security DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) Denmark

Postdoc in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) Security

DTU Compute

Apply no later than 28 February 2019


DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), invites applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years and a half within the area of Internet of Things (IoT) security. The position is available from 1st of March, 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of IoT security.

Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “CIDI - Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry” funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main purpose of the project is to strengthen Danish companies' cyber security level in relation to Industry 4.0, in particular IoT. The project will contribute to creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security (IoT Security as a competitive parameter). The ambition is to make IoT security tangible and understandable for industry, thus utilizing IoT and IoT security as a growth driver.

Real world case projects with industry will be carried out in the project. Thus, a strong emphasis through the postdoc position will be to assess the current cyber-security level of companies in order to identify weaknesses, needs and criticalities, and to propose a relevant solution. Therefore, the specific research area of the postdoc should be able to contribute to the following tasks:


  • Development of a screening tool on IoT security for companies

  • Use the screening tool to measure the competencies and maturity of companies in IoT security

  • Design a framework for IoT security in order to increase the level of security of IoT products

  • Develop prototype(s) that companies can use in order to apply the framework

  • Coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security research

Other content of the position


  • There will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.



  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required

  • Background on cyber-security is considered fundamental for the position

  • Background on IoT is considered a plus

  • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a concrete prototype is considered a plus

  • Teaching experience in related subjects is considered a plus

  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas

  • Relevant publication track record

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Associate Professor Nicola Dragoni,

Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

  • Application (cover letter)

  • CV

  • Diploma (PhD)

  • List of publications

  • An example of publication relevant to the position where you were the main author

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and 
scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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