DTU Postdoc position in Computer science, Computer engineering, Denmark

    DTU Postdoc position in Computer science, Computer engineering, Denmark

    Computer science – Postdoc position in the area of Security for Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Computer science
    – Computer engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE)
    DTU Compute
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021


    PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required


    • Background on cyber-security is considered fundamental for the position
    • Background on CPS security is considered a plus
    • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a running 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

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The postdoc position is framed in the context of the H2020 ECSEL project “TRANSACT: Transform Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems into Distributed Solutions for End-Users and Partners”. You are expected to investigate requirements and necessary concepts for preserving security and privacy in edge/cloud computing environments and when deploying running distributed applications for safety-critical CPS. Consideration will be given to adopting a secure-by-design principle that will also support the inherent dynamic and heterogeneous nature of safety-critical distributed CPS. This includes the considerations of inter-relation with safety and performance, with the challenges of management and upgrading of devices connected to edge and cloud infrastructure. It also requires you to investigate both the human and machine side of cybersecurity, aiming for an orchestrated concept that enforces security throughout all the device-edge-cloud continuum.

    We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. This means that independently from the duties in the TRANSACT project, you are expected and welcomed to develop your own cybersecurity research. This might include topics like IoT security, mobile systems security, adversarial machine learning, to mention only a few.

    Last but not least, you are expected to coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security related research.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Research project

    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.

    About DTU Compute

    DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard—producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.   


    Professor Nicola Dragoni
    Email: ndra@dtu.dk.  

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    Postdoc in the area of Security for Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday June 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)