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Postdoc in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Compute

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th May 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), invites applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of Internet of Things (IoT) security. The position is available from 1st of September 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of IoT security.

Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “CIDI - Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry” funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main purpose of the project is to strengthen Danish companies' cyber security level in relation to Industry 4.0, in particular IoT. The project will contribute to creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security (IoT Security as a competitive parameter). The ambition is to make IoT security tangible and understandable for industry, thus utilizing IoT and IoT security as a growth driver.

Real world case projects with industry will be carried out in the project. Thus, a strong emphasis through the postdoc position will be to assess the current cyber-security level of companies in order to identify weaknesses, needs and criticalities, and to propose a relevant solution. Therefore, the specific research area of the postdoc should be able to contribute to the following tasks: 

  • Development of a screening tool on IoT security for companies
  • Use the screening tool to measure the competencies and maturity of companies in IoT security
  • Design a framework for IoT security in order to increase the level of security of IoT products
  • Develop prototype(s) that companies can use in order to apply the framework
  • Coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security research


To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 31 May 2019.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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