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Postdoctoral Position in Data-driven IoT Cybersecurity – Uppsala, Sweden, Mar 2022


Uppsala University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position is for two years and the main part is research but it also includes department duties  at the Department of Information Technology, Sweden – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Information Technology

Uppsala University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or equivalent or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or equivalent. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Research experience in communication networks, machine learning, information security, and data analysis.

A genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.

Further, experience with federated learning, transfer learning, GAN, and programming of distributed systems is helpful.

Additional qualifications

Experience with federated learning, transfer learning, GAN, and programming of distributed systems.

Responsibilities/Job Description


Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are critical components of an effective cybersecurity defense 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 utilising 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 the main part is research but it also includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: UFV-PA 2022/846

Application Procedure

The application must contain:

  1. A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and project, and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV).
  3. A list of publications.
  4. Up to five selected publications in electronic format.
  5. A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
  6. Contact information for two references.
  7. A copy of relevant grade documents (translated into Swedish or English).

Please submit your application by 23 March 2022 UFV-PA 2022/846.

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About the Department

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

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About the employment

The employment is a temporary position of years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-04-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Christian Rohner, Division of Computer Systems, e-mail: [email protected],  Assoc Prof. Andreas Johnsson, Division of Computer Systems,  e-mail: [email protected]

Union representative:

Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

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