Postdocs in Network Security

Updated: 3 days ago
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

We invite applications for post-doctoral research positions at EECS. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to conduct research in security, privacy, and trust, notably, design, analysis, verification, implementation and empirical evaluation of secure and privacy-preserving systems. Candidates with experimental/systems or theoretical profiles are welcome to apply. 

The NSS group designs and builds trustworthy networked systems. Our research agenda covers a gamut of security and privacy problems; a number of our results got significant attention by the research community. Our teaching efforts led to a new security curriculum at KTH. Our activities are summarized here: and your work will be aligned to one of our ongoing project areas.

As a member of the research lab, you will be involved in experimental systems work in collaboration with faculty members and several doctoral students at our research lab. You will contribute to scientific publications as well as to new grant applications.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Interest in several of the following: design, analysis, verification, implementation, or empirical evaluation of secure networked systems.
  • Strong background in several of the following: computer security, mobile computing, networking, Internet security, wireless communications, distributed algorithms and systems, programming languages, performance analysis, operating systems, simulation techniques and tools, software engineering, system and network programming, applied cryptography, privacy preserving or enhancing technologies, optimization, information theory.
  • Preparation and readiness to contribute to our research agenda and to work in an internationally oriented group.
  • The ability and the interest to work across areas, possibly even across traditional disciplines, as well as initiate new research collaborations are essential.

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application should include:

  • Cover letter: One-page summary of your application.
  • Curriculum vitae: A document on all your relevant academic, professional, and other achievements, experience, and knowledge. Maximum five (5) pages.
  • Transcripts and degrees: Official documents from your previously attended University-level institutions, with certified translations in English (unless provided so by the issuing institution).
  • Recommendation letters: Please include detailed contact information for at least three (3) references.
  • Statement of purpose: Please discuss: your motivation and research interests, your preparation (studies, technical knowledge, research, experience, etc.), your future goals, and how they relate to and complement research within NSS. Maximum two (2) pages.
  • Full list of publications
  • Representative publications: Up to three (3) documents, up to twenty (20) pages each. For longer documents, please provide an abstract and a web link to the full text.
  • Fixed term employment /temporary contract 31 05 21.

    About the employment

    The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

    A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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