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Postdoc in KTH, Sweden – Attack Modeling and Simulations, Cyber Security Job

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


KTH Royal Institute of Technology, The Division of Network and Systems Engineering at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Postdoc to work in research relating to attack graphs as a means to analyze the security posture of computer systems (Cyber Security Job).

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Division of Network and Systems Engineering
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Qualification Details


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
  • The doctoral degree should be in cyber security, IT security, information security, software engineering, computer science or any other related field.
  • Ideal candidates must have a strong background in at least a few of fields such as programming, formal methods and models, machine learning, statistics and probabilistic reasoning, cyber security, and penetration testing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers.

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge and skills that are meritorious for the position:

  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities Independence

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Division of Network and Systems Engineering at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is conducting research relating attack graphs as a means to analyze the security posture of computer systems. Attack graphs are formal (often probabilistic) models over potential attack vectors in systems that encodes the difficulty of succeeding with attacks given various system conditions and defense mechanisms. Our research is largely devoted to developing various solutions for automating the generation of attack graphs. This includes for instance languages and formal methods for attack graph generation, automatic attack process mining through sensors and system indicators, data-driven attack graph tuning (based e.g. on threat intelligence), and optimization/self-learning techniques, such as machine learning, for secure design.

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Reference Number: J-2021-2012
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Documents Required

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  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Recommendation letter
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the Project

The research results aim to support both security engineers working in contexts of Security Operation Centers (SOC) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) as well as in more tactical development and maintenance projects. We work closely organizations in the critical infrastructure domain, in particular the power sector, as well as the defense sector. We are involved in several national and international research projects and programs, including two H2020 projects.

We are offering a two-year doctoral position in which the candidate will participate in ongoing research projects and contribute to the undergraduate education.

The Division of Network and Systems Engineering currently has ten faculty members, ten post docs, and about 20 PhD students.

About the Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology


  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

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Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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