Postdoctoral position in data-driven IoT Cybersecurity
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The Department of Information Technology is opening a PostDoc position for highly motivated individuals interested in conducting outstanding research in the area of data-driven IoT cybersecurity. You will join one of the leading research groups with publications at the most prestigious conferences in the area.
Duties/Project description: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are critical components of an effective cybersecurity defence strategy for IoT systems. The objective of the project is to provide privacy-preserving techniques and public data sets to enable robust IDS. Specifically, the project focuses on data generation utilizing testbeds and methods for synthetic attack data, and private knowledge sharing based on privacy-preserving techniques such as federated and transfer learning.
The position is for two years, and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%.
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in computer science or electrical engineering, or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. The ideal candidate for the position has research experience in information security, machine learning, and Internet of Things. A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
Additional qualifications: Experience with federated learning, transfer learning, GAN, and programming of distributed systems is helpful.
The application must contain:
- A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
- A curriculum vitae (CV).
- A list of publications.
- Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
- A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
- Contact information for two references.
- A copy of relevant grade documents (translated into Swedish or English).
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
Please submit your application by 30 September 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3172.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3172
Last application date: 2021-09-30
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