Post-doctor in Information Security at Lund University

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in computer security at Lund University. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 2 years. This position is closed on December 09, 2018.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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 secure configuration and key management and also secure and privacy preserving data analytics in such production systems. 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 shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

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.

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.

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.

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement "Avtal om tidsbegrnsad anstllning 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 academic positions at LTH


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