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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cyber Threat Intelligence – UiO, Norway 2022


A postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is available at the Department of Informatics (IFI), University of Oslo (UiO) – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per year

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
The Department of Informatics (IFI)
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree (or must at least have submitted the PhD dissertation by the application deadline) in cyber security. The focus if this position is to work within CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence), and to demonstrate leadership hence the following qualifications are required and must be documented
  • Applicants must have a good track record in cyber threat intelligence, in terms of publications
  • Applicants must have good knowledge of the various standardization efforts within CTI and Security Orchestration and Automation, such as STIX (Structured Threat Information eXpression), OpenC2 (Open Command & Control), and TAC (Threat Actor Context)
  • Experience in organizing academic events and workshops, especially related to CTI, is an advantage. The application should describe how his or her PhD project and other research activities are relevant for the position

The candidate must be able to express herself/himself fluently in English, both in writing and orally. It is expected that the candidate is able to work independently and be able to take the initiative to make contacts and to collaborate with the national and international research community.

The successful candidate will be selected based on relevant knowledge and experience in the areas described above, as well as academic results and scientific publications.

Applicants who are in the process of completing their PhD degree must submit their PhD thesis by the application deadline 31.01.2022.

General information about postdoctoral fellowships:

Responsibilities/Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the context of the Digital-Security Group’s current research projects and activities in cyber security, both national end EU projects. The fellowship is funded under the European JCOP project. The postdoctoral fellow will also take part in the CyberHunt project funded by RCN (the Research Council of Norway) and CONCORDIA, an EU project for developing pilots and competence in cyber security. The postdoctoral fellow will work on theoretical modeling, analysis and experimentation, international standardization, development of prototype software tools, report writing, organization of conferences, supervision of master and PhD students, as well as some project management. Research results shall be submitted for publication in high profile conferences and journals.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

How to Apply?

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About the Position

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the context of the Digital Security Group’s research projects, in particular as part of the JCOP (Joint Cyber Security Operations Platform) project The primary focus of JCOP is Cyber Threat Intelligence and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response.

The research group collaborates with external partners with heightened security requirements. Because the Postdoc fellowship is related to European cybersecurity research, only EU citizens may apply, and applicants to this position must be able to get a Norwegian security clearance.

This fellowship is for a period of two (2) years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the three (3) year position then entails a compulsory work load of 10 % that may consists of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance.  This will be decided at the time of appointment.

The starting date must be no later than 01.03.2022.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

About the Department

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Note or Other details

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

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Contact details

For enquiries about this position please contact Professor Audun Jøsang, phone: +47-98431433, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected]

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