Post Doctoral Fellow

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to work ontasks related to Cyber Security-based project

The core responsibilities of the candidate will include: 

  1. Study and review the relevant state-of-the-art
  2. Set up a realistic scenario to study cyber attacks
  3. Development of ML-based technique to detect those attacks
  4. Effectively collaborate within the KU and external collaborators to achieve project deliverables within prescribed timelines.
  5. Publish high-quality journal and international conference papers based on the obtained research results.

The general responsibilities include:

  • Participates in scientific research as part of a team. The candidate will be responsible for the execution of the research deliverables, reporting and interpretation of research findings, maintaining of research records and compliance with KU policies and procedures.
  • Regularly meetings with the project principal investigator and the external collaborators to communicate and discuss research output and progress.
  • Publish research results in top journals in the field in a timely manner. 
  • Contributes to the overall activities of the research team and the Center. 
  • Undertake a limited amount of teaching or training in related subjects.
  • Performs other duties as and when assigned by the project’s advisor.

Position Requirements

  • To conduct high quality research and publish in top quality journal and prestigious conferences, thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

  • PhD from a reputable university in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security or related discipline.
  • Research experience in the field of cyber security and computer science
  • Experience in python and application development
  • Experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms
  • Experience writing scientific or review papers;
  • A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The proven ability to work on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to train and mentor students and support fellow researchers
  • Highly developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

  • PhD gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience as a Post-doctoral researcher in academia or in industry.
  • High impact first-author publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team ( 

Primary Location: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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