PostDoc (02/04/2024)

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a two year post doc position in IoT-based Security for Critical Infrastructure.

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a two year post doc position in IoT-based Security for Critical Infrastructure.
Today’s society is dependent on infrastructure such as the electricity grid, communication networks or transport infrastructure. Thus, it is crucial that such critical infrastructure is protected against sabotage both physically – and in conjunction with digitalisation of infrastructure – digitally. In this project, we investigate the use of IoT (internet of things)-based solutions to mitigate sabotage and intrusion in critical infrastructure. 

The main duties are to conduct research in security of critical infrastructure with the help of IoT-based solutions and, for example,
distributed machine learning methods. The tasks include design, implementation and analysis of solutions as well as publication of the research results at conferences and in journals. The duties may also include teaching (max. 20 %) and contributing to the design of a lab for demonstrating cybersecurity.

- The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, engineering
physics, or computer science. 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.
- Experience in at least one of the following or related areas: Sensor networks and IoT, distributed machine learning, (cyber)security for critical infrastructure, anomaly detection, or security of smart grids.
- Experience in programming.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
- We emphasize personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers and research groups. You should be purposeful, structured, and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

About the employment:
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to the central collective agreement. Full time position. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working and always among the top 10 countries in the world's happiness index. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and Uppsala University subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.

At the department of Electrical Engineering you will find a stimulating and international work environment with many interesting projects. We collaborate with Swedish companies as well as the public sector. We are looking forward to your application!

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