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Postdoc in Cybersecurity - DTU Compute
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher who wants to join the Cybersecurity Engineering (CSE)  section at DTU Compute . The project is financed by the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DDIS) . The successful candidate will work on a strategic project in collaboration with the Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS) , the Denmark’s IT security authority, Network Security Service and National Centre of Excellence within cyber security. 
The position will start on 1 June 2024, or later and be for 1 year. 
The candidate should hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field and have a strong record related to any of the following research topics: network security, critical infrastructure security, cryptographic protocols, system security.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidate will work on the “Analysis and demonstration of software-based crypto-solutions for classified data” project, co-supervised by the Cybersecurity Engineering (CSE)  section at DTU Compute  and the Denmark’s Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS) . The main task is to explore efficient methods for moving large amounts of classified data between two different locations In particular, project aims at addressing the problem of how data transfer can be done in the most secure and efficient way, according to specific functional and non-functional requirements. The project requires to analyse current technologies that could be used to address the problem based on identification and design of the best all round solution for solving the problem. The project also aims at setting up a proof-of-concept (PoC) system where solutions can be tested by DDIS with respect to the agreed functional and non-functional requirements. MSc student projects can be involved with the design and implementation of the PoC. 
The project will involve the following activities: 

  • Threat and requirements analysis
  • Analysis of the state-of-the art technologies in software-based crypto-solutions for classified data
  • Based on the previous two analyses, identify and design the best technological solution for solving the problem
  • Develop a PoC of the solution, to be tested by DDIS.

The ideal candidate has: 

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in computer science or a related field, with a specialization on network security, critical infrastructure security, cryptographic protocols, system security
  • Strong track record with publications at competitive academic conferences or journals
  • Very good written and oral English skills
  • Software engineering experience is not necessary, but a plus.

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 terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 
The period of employment is 1 year. The starting date is 1 June 2024. The position is a full-time position.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor and Head of Section Nicola Dragoni  (e-mail: [email protected] ).
You can read more about DTU Compute at www.compute.dtu.dk . 
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .
Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 April 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications 
  • References (optional)

Applications 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 DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with around 440 employees and 10 research sections 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. At DTU Compute we believe in a diverse workplace with a flexible work-life balance.
Technology for people
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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3358
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 03/18/2024, 07:25 AM
  • Apply Before 04/30/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Elektrovej, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK



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