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Mid Swede University The Department of Information and Communication Systems

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

The Department of Information and Communication Systems is situated at Campus Sundsvall and has around 40 employees. Its activities include research in the field of Computer and System science, mainly in the fields of the subjects Computer engineering and Industrial organization and economy.

Postdoctoral position – Security and Privacy in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems

The research centre STC (Sensible Things that Communicate is looking for PhD students for the SMART Project – Smart Systems and Services. The research will be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners in a project integrating technology challenges within the fields of smart systems and services in the application areas of smart cities, large area surveillance and efficient production.

The research will be conducted in the research group Communication Systems and Networking (CNS). The successful applicant will collaborate with other researchers in the SMART Project, as well as with researchers in the departments.

Job description: To conduct original research in the area of distributed acquisition, estimation, and adaptive learning for security and privacy in the context of networked embedded cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things which are engineering systems with integrated computational and communication capabilities that interact with humans through cyber space. One important aspect of CPS is the real-time processing and monitoring of the underlying system in a secure and privacy preserving manner while avoiding degradation of the processing performance and preserving the valuable resources. The job includes theoretical analysis, algorithm design and implementation via software based simulations, as well as documentation in the form of technical papers and reports. Teaching and writing research applications may be included at a level not exceeding 20%. Requirements: To qualify for employment as a post-doctor, applicants must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, periods of, for example, sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period. A requirement for this position is a PhD in Computer Engineering, Signal Processing or Wireless Communications with applications to networked systems or a closely related subject with high quality publications in the related area of security, computer networks, distributed systems, wireless communications and signal processing. Particular emphasis will be placed on a strong mathematical background and documented research experience in security and privacy for distributed systems.

Salary: Salary is determined on an individual basis

Terms of employment: 1 year full time with the possibility of a 1-year extension, entry according to agreement.

Location: Sundsvall

Information: For further information please contact Research Director Prof. Mikael Gidlund,, +46 10 1428692, and Head of Department, Dr. Patrik Österberg,, +46 10 1428614. 

Please include the following in your application: • A text describing your reasons for applying, qualifications relating to the position, and intention and vision for the position. • Curriculum vitae. • Copies of diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). • Scientific qualifications. Include a complete list of publications indicating which works you would like to be considered. No more than 5 publications may be included. • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees, boards, organizations and similar. • Additional qualifications relating to the position. • References/recommendations.

Please submit your application, including publications, in three copies no later than 2017-01-17 to Registrar, Mid Sweden University, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden or Mark your application with ref no MIUN 2016/2256.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment
    Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • First day of employment
    entry according to agreement
  • Salary
    Salary is determined on an individual basis
  • Number of positions
  • Working hours
    100 %
  • City
  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2016/2256
  • Contact
    Patrik Österberg Avdelningschef, +4610 1428614Mikael Gidlund Forskningsledare, +46 10 1428692,
  • Union representative
    Lollo Ljuslin, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 79 14
    Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
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  • Last application date

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