Researcher with research focus on Secure in-body Networks

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

Published: 2022-11-25

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Electrification and digitalisation are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas - renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering. One year.

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Project description
The number of people with implanted devices is increasing rapidly. In the future more and more people will have multiple implants that must be networked. We have recently shown that the human body’s adipose can be used for radio frequency communication. By enabling higher data rates than conventional in-body communication methods, our approach makes novel applications such as brain-to-machine interfaces possible. When implanting medical devices in the human body, security is of utmost importance. Our previous research has mostly targeted physical layer security. The next phase of the project will start to look into secure higher-layer protocols.


  • Design of secure communication protocols for fat-channel communication.
  • Implementation of the protocols on resource-constrained devices.
  • Evaluation of the implementation, analysis of the results and co-authoring scientific publications.


  • The applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in electrical engineering or computer science or related areas with a focus on security for embedded devices.
  • Experience with embedded programming, for example, the Contiki operating system.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications
Postdoctoral experience.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala 

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Thiemo Voigt,

Please submit your application by December 9th 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4451.

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Placement: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4451

Last application date: 2022-12-09

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