Doctoral Researcher in Cybersecurity
University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Information Technology

Doctoral Researcher, Cybersecurity

The Faculty of Information Technology is seeking in the field of Cybersecurity

Doctoral Researcher 
Starting October 1, 2022 (or as agreed) for four years

Tasks and qualifications

As Doctoral Researcher your tasks are to

* Perform high-quality top-international level research (ideas from Professor, Lab, or own ideas)
* Perform scientifically sound and methodological experimentation supporting the research
* Perform paper writing for top-level venues (journals, conferences)
* Perform/assist research paper reviewing and literature/state-of-the-art search
* Perform/assist with other academic life duties (e.g., opportunities for teaching support, grant application support, etc.)

Exact topic to be decided based on the background, experience, and interest of the selected applicant (broad topics: system security | embedded/IoT security | program/binary/firmware analysis/reversing | aviation/maritime/aerospace/satellites | SDR/RF/wireless).

A suitable MSc degree with a technical focus (preferably in Cybersecurity) and interest in studying and completing a doctoral degree in the Faculty of Information Technology is required. Task requires good English skills. Previous experience in research/academic labs, previous publications (in collaboration or standalone), presentation at industrial/hacker conferences, provable contributions to the cybersecurity field - open-source tools/software, open-science datasets, and experience in CVE, vulnerability and exploit research and demonstration are considered as merits. The position is suitable for a beginner doctoral researcher.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of doctoral researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, the Rector's decision on personnel matters, and language skills guidelines. The MSc degree must have been completed before starting the position. The study right for a postgraduate degree required in the position is applied for from the Faculty of Information Technology after selection unless the applicant already has one.

Requirements for doctoral studies and general admission criterias. Please note, search instructions for doctoral studies don’t apply to Doctoral Researchers chosen for the employment relationship; Instructions to apply for study rights will be given to chosen persons separately.

What do we offer?

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland. See the University's International Staff Guide.


The salary of a doctoral researcher will be determined in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.

A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

How to apply

The application should include:

1) Application letter (including a description of motivation to work on the research topic)
2) CV, which should be written according to good scientific practice and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: Template for researcher's curriculum vitae | Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK

Please submit your application at the latest on July 31st, 2022, using the online application form.

Further information: Senior Lecturer Andrei Costin,, +358408055150

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see:

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

You can explore the beautiful campus areas of the university by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa - University campus life at JYU - YouTube. 

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The Mission of the Faculty is to create science-based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty comprehensively combines the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. Strong collaboration with businesses and other parts of the society is based on sustained research. The research in the Faculty is organized in four divisions, which are Computational Science, Software and Communications Engineering, Information Systems, and Learning and Cognitive Sciences. The Faculty includes traditional education programs in the fields of natural science and economic science. In August 2021 a new program in the field of technology was launched. Multi-disciplinarity materializes already within the Faculty, and in addition, the surrounding multidisciplinary university offers fruitful grounds for new research initiatives and other collaboration.

The Faculty is located in the naturally beautiful campus of Mattilanniemi by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Further information about the Faculty can be found on our website. Please see especially our research activity and curricula.

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