Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

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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. In the project SEC4FACTORY financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, we are developing the future security solutions for interconnected factories or what is often referred to Industry 4.0 systems.  The project objectives are to investigate how cloud based resources can be used to control and supervise production system while at the same time offering a high level of information security, availability and performance. We are in particular looking into how one can use digital twins to improve security in production systems. Especially, we welcome candidates interested in the combination of AI and security for these applications The 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 are 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.

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.

Admission 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, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. 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.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • 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 good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and 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.

Terms of employment
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”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on 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 an academic position

Please note that the selection process will start in August.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2107
  • Christian Gehrmann, +46 76 881 36 90; christian.gehrmann@eit.lth.se
Published 15.Jun.2021
Last application date 05.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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