Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Network and Information Security Group NISEC), 2 positions / Tutkijatohtori (NISEC), 2 tehtävää

Together, Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences form a higher education community that places faith in people and scientific knowledge. Leading experts in the fields of technology, health and society are changing the world at Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary higher education institution. 

The Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) in the Computing Sciences Unit at Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, is an active and vibrant research group consisting of 2 professors, 4 senior researchers, and around 20 researchers and research assistants made up of postgraduate and graduate students. The core research competencies of the group are hardware-assisted security, privacy, applied cryptography, IoT security, network security, and security usability. 

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows to staff several active European Research Council (ERC) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) research projects. 


Across our several active research projects, duties include at least one of the following: 

  • Cryptography engineering and development, in software and/or hardware
    Discovery and implementation of side-channel attacks and mitigations, in software and/or hardware

  • Secure software development and testing 

  • Searchable Encryption and data structures enabling efficient search operations on ciphertexts 

  • Study and implementation of (revocable) attribute-based encryption schemes 

  • Design and implementation of secure and/or privacy-preserving protocols for the cloud and/or IoT 

We actively collaborate with other research groups both internationally and nationally, hence the work involves travel and intercultural cooperation. 


Potential candidates hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, signal processing). They have good communication and teamwork abilities, as well as the ability to conduct scientific research at a high level. In addition to English language proficiency, skills must include three or more of the following: 

  • Scientific writing and data visualization (LaTeX, gnuplot, Inkscape, etc.) 

  • Software development (C, ASM, Python, scripting, etc.) 

  • Hardware development (Verilog, VHDL, FPGA, etc.) 

  • Version control systems (git, svn, etc.) 

  • Mathematics, statistics, data analysis (Matlab, R, sage, etc.) 


Positions are for a fixed-term period, ranging from 1-4 years. Start dates are flexible, but anticipated between January 1, 2020 and March 1, 2020. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. 

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for a postdoc is between 3500-4000 €, depending on previous experience. 

Tampere University offers many benefits to its employees, e.g., occupational health services, flexible working hours, high-quality sport services and affordable lunch choices on campus. International HR services offer their help with the official issues in settling in Finland and Tampere. Tampere region is one of the fastest growing city areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional center of the Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech sector, with companies such as Nokia, Intel, Huawei, and Saab having research/development facilities here. Tampere is also the most popular city in Finland for higher education studies. 

More information about living and working in Tampere and Tampere University.


Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2019 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. We encourage pointers to engineering projects and public developer profiles that demonstrate contributions or research artifacts.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines 
  • List of publications
  • A research statement (max 2 pages)

For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Billy Bob Brumley tel. +358 50 447 8427, billy.brumley (at)

Assistant Professor Antonios Michalas, tel. +358 50 447 8399, antonios.michalas (at)  


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat korkeakouluyhteisön, joka uskoo ihmiseen ja tieteeseen. Tekniikan, terveyden ja yhteiskunnan huippuosaajat muuttavat maailmaa Suomen toiseksi suurimmassa monitieteisessä ja innostavassa tutkimus- ja oppimisympäristössä.

The Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) -tutkimusryhmä etsii tutkijatohtoreita (2 tehtävää) määräaikaisiin, 1-4 vuotta kestäviin työsuhteisiin.


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävistä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Hakuaika tehtäviin päättyy 31.10.2019 klo 23.59.

Application period starts: 2019-09-16 12:25Application period ends: 2019-10-31 23:59