Post-Doctoral Positions in Cybersecurity and Dependability 2021 (# of pos: 2)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Feb 2021

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You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 100 nationalities and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the research center agenda, and boost your career development and training ( ). Post-docs receive highly competitive salaries, and no income tax is currently paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other benefits include free accommodation and healthcare, medical and dental insurance, one round-trip travel to home country per year, as well as general facilities as below, in a combination unmatchable with any other research environment worldwide.


We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in the theory and practice of one or more of Security/ Privacy, Dependability/ Fault Tolerance, of Distributed Systems and Networks and/or Real-Time and Embedded Systems.

We require documented experience about systems knowledge of one or more of: cloud/Internet computing and communication; peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructures; blockchain and ledger technology; cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things systems (CPS, IoT); software defined and/or vehicular networking (SDN, VN); digital health technologies.

We consider as an advantage documented experience in design, verification, and/or evaluation, of several of: dependable and/or secure distributed systems and networks; trusted computing and execution environments; dependable and/or secure distributed blockchain and ledger systems; privacy of biomedical, financial or social data. We consider as an added advantage documented experience in specific instances of the above topics: distributed fault and intrusion tolerance (a.k.a. BFT); resilience and scalability of distributed blockchain and ledger systems; trusted computing with mix-criticality or architectural hybridisation (a.k.a. TEE); applied cryptography/coding and data privacy; virtual machine management and O.S. kernels; trustworthy and Byzantine resilient ML/AI.

The call is open to all applicants from any nationality. International applications are strongly encouraged. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. We require commitment, team working and a critical mind.

Application Instructions
How to Apply

You will be required to complete an application form and upload the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including photo, your contact address, training record, work experience, publications, and clear evidence about the documented experience requested above in the call.
  • Letter of intent (up to 500 words) including the personal motivations for applying to KAUST/RC3 and a statement indicating the research topic(s) of selected and your motivation thereof.
  • Copies of up to three papers substantiating your background and/or experience in these topics.
  • An abstract of your PhD thesis (max 1 page).
  • Transcripts and results of all courses taken during the Master/PhD programs. Copies allowed.
  • Contact information for 3 referees.

Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered ( ). Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will deserve full consideration until all positions are filled. Applicants will receive feedback within a reasonable delay after each cut-off date, see below.

Next cut-off date for applications: 25th February, 2021

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