Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Computer Science with focus on Cybersecurity in the Industrial Internet
formally based at the department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), Valla Campus in Linköping.

The position is funded by a starting grant under ELLIIT (Excellence Center at Linköping-Lund in Information Technology). Industry 4.0 calls for combining industrial machine sensor connectivity with cloud big data analytics. Sample application areas include smart factories, autonomous ships and vehicles, predictive maintenance and optimizations of flights. The PI at LiU is prof. Andrei Gurtov, who is a renowned scientist in the area of security and Internet protocols. This project builds new collaboration with Lund University (Prof. Christian Gehrmann). It focuses on secure and scalable interworking of industrial equipment with assets protection and privacy control.

We seek motivated candidates with demonstrated academic excellence and research aptitude to embark upon system and protocol design, security mechanisms, distributed algorithms, simulations, proof-of-concept implementation, network measurements and analysis, and programming. Prior experience in these topics as well as in the areas of software-defined networking, cloud computing, wireless and ad-hoc networks, open-source software development will be considered an asset.

More information on the position and research project can be obtained from the contact persons.

As a postdoc, your main duty is to perform excellent research within a project and professor's research area. In addition, you are expected to help with teaching and administrative duties including PhD student supervision, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Applicants must be proficient in communicating their research, in English, publish in scientific journals and present in scientific conferences.

Attachments to application:

  • Cover letter summarizing main achievements and suitability for this position
  • CV including a list of publications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcript of studies and degree certificates
  • A statement on oral and written English skill, preferable certified

Appointment time
Two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement, as soon as possible.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below. 

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 30, 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our posdoc within Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA) are men, which is why precedence will be given to Women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Andrei Gurtov


Sandra Malmström