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Postdoc position within the area of Internet of Things (IoT) security

IT-Universitetet i København


The Center for Information Security and Trust (CIST) at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position within the area of Internet of Things (IoT) security. The proposed starting date is 1 September 2019 for a duration of two years.

ITU’s vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

The postdoc position is sponsored by 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 IoT. The project will contribute to creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security in management, research, and development, and strengthen commercial, organizational and technical security practice in companies. CIDI's ambition is to make IoT security tangible and understandable for industry.

A part of CIDI's mission is to assist Danish industry to heighten the security of their respective IoT products, which defines the research activities for the post-doctoral researcher.

We see to hire a strong candidate holding a PhD in computer security, computer engineering or similar and the successful candidate is expected to:

  • conduct research in security standards for IoT
  • design a methodology for the continuous security certification of IoT devices
  • design and develop certification tools for deployment in Danish companies
  • work with existing faculty in CIST and to contribute to the Center's expertise in IoT security
  • coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security research at CIST
  • contribute to teaching activities at ITU
  • have a background in cybersecurity and experience in IoT security is considered a plus.
Working at the IT University
We have an open and informal working environment and a varied everyday life. Current faculty in the Computer Science Department is rather diverse, with PhD degrees from 15 different countries.

Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a strong educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen is a teaching and research university concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology spans all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The application must be in English and must include:
  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • The names of three recommenders whom we might ask for a recommendation letter.
Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

Questions about the position can be directed to the Head of the Center of Information Security and Trust, IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Schürmann, or tel. +45 2639 3606.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chairman of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 31 May 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the position.

Praktisk information
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