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Postdoctoral Fellow in Networks Department

Simula Research Laboratory AS


Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research institute located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization, employing about 150 individuals from 30 countries. Simula is conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology, scientific computing and software engineering. Simula's main objective is to generate new understanding and create vital knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society. This is achieved through high quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration, technology transfer and commercialisation.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Networks Department

Project Description
Centre for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) at Simula focuses on robustness and security of ICT infrastructures. This implies research on networks and applications with the aim of making them resilient with respect to failures and changing environment. The Networks department works on resilience in communication networks and applications through theoretical studies, measurements and through prototyping..

We are looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to join our team for a project called IoTSec - Security in IoT for Smart Grids, funded by the Norwegian Research Council under IKTPLUSS initiative. IoTSec envisions a resilient and secure Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled smart grid system by developing privacy enhancing technologies in conjunction with the measures of security and dependability. The selected candidate is expected to start working from 1st April 2016. The duration of the contract will be 2 years.

As a Postdoctoral research fellow, you will work closely with Prof. Yan Zhang, Prof. Stein Gjessing and Dr. Sabita Maharjan on designated tasks for the position's duration. The tasks mainly focus on smart grid security and privacy. The successful candidate is expected to study various kinds of possible attacks in a smart grid infrastructure, generate and develop IoT security models and apply them into the smart grid system, thus taking security a step further from being just estimated to being measurable.

At Simula, you will have the opportunity to be part of the larger community, and participate in social and networking events. We strive to create an environment at Simula where everyone matters and everyone's engagement is the key.

Your Profile
Interested applicants should:
Hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science, information technology or similar/equivalent fields
Have solid background on smart grid, security
Have a strong publication record
Demonstrate an excellent level of spoken and written English.
Possess good interpersonal skills and show willingness to work as part of an international team.
Experience or research work on security models and algorithms is an advantage

Simula Offers
Excellent working environment with highly competent and motivated international Researchers. Good office facilities located close to the Oslo fjord and 10 minutes drive or a short boat trip from the centre of Oslo, the capital of Norway. Competitive salary.

Simula strives to achieve a good balance between male and female employees, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements
Candidates MUST send their application via the link at the bottom of this page. Applications sent by e-mail will not be examined.

The application MUST include:
A Curriculum vitae, with full contact information, education, positions and academic work (including a full list of scientific publications).
A cover letter explaining the candidate's background (including a summary of the Master's thesis), qualifications and research interests.
Copies of relevant diplomas / degree certificates, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation.
Contact information of 2-3 reference persons (name, current position, relation to the candidate, phone and e-mail).
For non-native English speakers, a proof of proficiency in English is optional but recommended (e.g. results from standard tests; having completed a university degree in an English- speaking country counts as a proof of proficiency).
A maximum of 5 relevant publications and academic work that the applicant would like the evaluation committee to consider.

Note that ALL documents MUST be submitted in PDF format, and with the exception of the CV, combined into one single PDF-document in the same order specified by the list above. To avoid misplacement, please make sure to include your first and last name in the filenames of all documents that you send us.

We are interested in how you first came to learn about this position - please let us know in your cover letter.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and no later than March 01, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For more information please contact Prof. Yan Zhang ( or Prof. Stein Gjessing ( or Dr. Sabita Maharjan (

Apply here

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