Postdoctoral Researcher in Cyber Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructures

Gjøvik, Norway
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on issues of cyber security and resilience of critical infrastructures in different domains and application areas including, but not limited to, cyber security of smart home IoT applications; cyber security of medical devices; cyber security and resilience of demand-response management systems in the power infrastructure; and trusted distributed storage of digital evidence metadata.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral Researcher:

A postdoctoral researcr fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Information Security or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Other qualifications:

  • Strong background in information/cyber security.
  • Strong research background within at least one of the aforementioned fields.
  • Evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken.
  • Motivation for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance.
  • Strong programming and modelling skills.

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate should be capable of working independently, and with a problem solving mindset. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be keen on learning and working in teams in a structured manner, and able and willing to take initiatives for personal and team growth. Finally, he/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education background, work and research experience, and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in light of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions


Full-time Postdoctoral Researchers are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per year. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is for 3 years.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Sokratis Katsikas, phone number: +47 91138581, e-mail:, or Dr Vasileios Gkioulos, phone number: +47 61135162, e-mail:

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/12364 when applying.

Application deadline: May 19, 2019.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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