Postdoctoral position in Information security

Lund University


October 13, 2022


Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace The division for security and networked systems work broadly with research within computer security, wireless and fixe networks. The security group has around 15 members. The main research directions are cryptography and system security for connected systems. In the project SMARTY financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, we are developing the security solutions for future smart cities. The project objectives are to investigate how IoT units can be securely configured, upgraded and how the communication can be protected against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

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Subject description The development of computer security has come a long way but several hard challenges remains to be solved. There is an urgent need to research new robust systems which are able to withstand advanced network or hardware based attacks. The technology trends pointing at even more interconnected systems require new thinking regarding models and principles for data protection. At the same time the systems must offer good usability and performance. The research opportunities are rather broad within communication and computer security with respect to IoT systems. Especially, we welcome candidates interested in the combination of AI and security for these applications. The research project is developing a large demonstrator showing how the new security mechanisms work in practice.

Work duties The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.
  • Qualification requirements Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

    Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Experience of research within computer and communication security.
  • Assessment criteria This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

    For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Other qualifications

  • Papers published in subject relevant journals and conference series, e.g., ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, Crypto, Eurocrypt.
  • Experience in IoT systems security.
  • Skills in software development for security systems.
  • Consideration will also be given to how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

    Further information This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).

    How to apply Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more: To apply for academic positions at LTH

    Welcome with your application!

    LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment As soon as possible Salary Monthly Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/2976 Contact

  • Christian Gehrmann,,+46768813690
  • Published 14.Sep.2022 Last application date 13.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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