The department of Computer Science and Engineering is strongly international, with approximately 270 employees from over 30 countries. The department is a fully integrated department with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology as principals. The position is placed in the Division for Software Engineering at the department, with the University of Gothenburg as the employer.

Subject area
Software Engineering

Subject area description
The candidate will conduct research in the areas of security in automotive systems

Job assignments
The successful candidate will work in the context of the Swedish Project "Cyber Resilience for Vehicles" (CyReV) funded by VINNOVA and under the supervision of Riccardo Scandariato (

The project is positioned in the domain of connected and autonomy road vehicles. The project focusses on understanding the root cause of an ongoing cyber-attack, e.g., in order to identify the software components that have been breached and/or compromised. As such, the project requires the development of techniques to monitor the security posture of software components at run-time.

The primary job assignment is to independently plan, conduct and report research studies and to transfer research results to the industrial partners in the project, including Volvo and Volvo Cars.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated in the advertisement, for example in Computer Science, Security, or Software Engineering. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong research background in the field of (i) cybersecurity & forensics, (ii) run-time software analysis, and (iii) automotive.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
In addition, the applicant must have a documented track record of research published at international scientific conferences and in international scientific journals. The publications should be relevant to the subject area. Fluency in English in written and spoken form as well as excellent communication skills are required. Maturity, motivation, and the ability to both work independently and within a team are expected.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, central agreement
Extent: 100 % of full time
Location: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Division of Software Engineering
First day of employment: 2020-01-01 or as soon as possible

For further information:
- Regarding the position please contact Riccardo Scandariato (e-mail:
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact HR-partner

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2019-07-31


*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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