Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Cryptography and PETS / Tutkijatohtori (Sovellettu kryptografia ja ykksityisyyttä suojaavat tekniikat)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en


We are inviting applications for PostDoc position in the Unit of Computing Sciences at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences. The unit of Computing Sciences covers all essential areas of Information Technology. We develop methods, theories, and technologies for digitalized data and information centric society. Common to all our fields are strong mathematical, algorithmic, and computational thinking and understanding of social networks and human-computer interaction.

Our 400 staff members work on three campuses in Tampere and Pori. We have about 200 research projects mainly led by the professors totaling over 20Meur annual external funding. We create 600 publications at top journals and conferences. Examples of our highlights can be found at our research pages.

The primary objective of the Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences is to bring together expertise in education, research, and practice in the field of information security and privacy. Active since 1996, NISEC has notable achievements nationally, such as pioneering the deployment of native IPv6 in Finnish campus networks, introducing and rolling out Eduroam-based wireless roaming in Finland, forming the TREX regional Internet exchange point, establishing internationally federated research testbeds with PlanetLAB and GENI, as well as creating two successful spinoff companies. The core competencies of NISEC currently traverse four areas: Network Security; IoT Security; Hardware-Assisted Security; Privacy and Usable Security. Read more about NISEC research.


Job description

To strengthen our team, we are looking for talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to research projects related to applied cryptography, hardware security, provable security and privacy. The selected candidate will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Differential Privacy;
  • Functional Encryption;
  • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
  • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning;
  • Efficient operations on encrypted data;
  • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments;

The position is principally research-focused. Activities include:

  • Conducting both theoretical and applied research;
  • Design of secure and/or privacy-preserving protocols;
  • Security analysis of cryptography implementations;
  • TEE design and security analysis;
  • Software development and validation;
  • Reading and writing scientific articles;
  • Presentation of the research results at seminars and conferences in Finland and abroad;
  • Acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding.

Programming skills are essential.


Requirements

You are an enthusiastic, highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in a field closely related to Computer Science and Engineering. You have a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications in top-tier security venues. You also have impeccable Scientific Writing in English skills.

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.

We offer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is filled for a fixed-term period until the end of September 2024. The position can be filled from September 1st  2022 or based on agreement. A trial period of six (6) months may apply. 

The salary will be based on both the position requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Salary system of Finnish universities. The position of a Postdoctoral research Fellow is placed on the job demand levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). A typical starting salary for a Post Doctoral Research Fellow is approximately 3,600-4,000 EUR/month (level 5) or 4,200-4,650 €/month (level 6). 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is the 1st of August 2022 (at 23.59 EET /  UTC+2). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Your latest CV; 
  • A research statement (max two pages long);
  • References from two people;
  • Motivation letter (one page long);
  • The three best papers you have co-authored.


For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Antonis Michalas, antonios.michalas (at) tuni.fi 


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Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

Haemme määräaikaista tutkijatohtoria, jonka työsuhde kestää huhtikuuhun 2024 saakka. Tehtävä sijoittuu Tietotekniikan yksikköön, Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekuntaan.


Tehtävänkuvaus

Etsimme lahjakasta ja motivoitunutta tutkijatohtoria vahvistamaan ryhmäämme. Valittu tutkijatohtori työskentelee muun muassa seuraavien aiheiden parissa:


  • Differentiaalinen yksityisyys;
  • Toiminnallinen Salaus;
  • Yksityisyyden säilyttävä analytiikka;
  • Yksityisyyden säilyttävä koneoppiminen;
  • Tehokas operointi salatulla tiedolla;
  • Salatun tiedon prosessointi luottamattomissa ympäristöissä;


Paikat ovat pääasiassa tutkimuspainotteiset. Toimintoihin kuuluu:

  • Sekä teoreettisen että sovelletun tutkimuksen tekeminen;
  • Turvallisten ja/tai yksityisyyden säilyttävien protokollien suunnittelu;
  • TEE suunnittelu ja turva-analyysi;
  • Ohjelmistokehitys ja validointi;
  • Tieteellisten artikkeleiden lukeminen ja kirjoittaminen;
  • Tutkimustulosten esittäminen seminaareissa ja konferenseissa Suomessa sekä ulkomailla;
  • Jatkorahoituksen hakeminen tai siinä auttaminen;

Ohjelmointitaitoja vaaditaan.



Hakuohjeet

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä, sen kelpoisuusvaatimuksista ja hakuohjeista yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Tehtävän hakuaika päättyy 1.8.2022 klo 23.59.


Application period starts: 2022-06-07 09:00Application period ends: 2022-08-01 23:59

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