Postdoc in the area of Security in Pervasive Computing

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DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) invites applications for an appointment as postdoc within the area of security in pervasive computing. The position is available from 1 April 2020 (or according to mutual agreement) and expires the 30 November 2021.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of security in pervasive computing.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “CIDI - Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry” funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main purpose of the project is to strengthen Danish companies' cyber security level in relation to Industry 4.0, in particular Internet of Things (IoT). The project will contribute to creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security (IoT Security as a competitive parameter). The ambition is to make IoT security tangible and understandable for industry, thus utilizing IoT and IoT security as a growth driver. Real world case projects with industry will be carried out in the project. Thus, emphasis through the postdoc position will be to assess the current cyber-security level of companies in order to identify weaknesses, needs and criticalities, and to propose a relevant solution.

Independently from the CIDI project, the candidate is expected to develop his/her own research in the area of security in pervasive computing. This might include topics like mobile systems security, fog/edge computing security, IoT security, to mention only a few. 
Moreover, the candidate is expected to coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security research.

Other content of the position

  • There will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.
  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required
  • Background on cyber-security is considered fundamental for the position
  • Background on IoT security is considered a plus
  • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a concrete prototype is considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in related subjects is considered a plus
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas
  • Relevant publication track record

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. 

Further Information

Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Professor Nicola Dragoni,   

Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2020 (23:59 local time)
Applications must be submitted in English in one single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach the PDF file. The PDF file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (PhD)
  • List of publications
  • An example of publication relevant to the position in which the candidate is main author

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.