2 Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within software security

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    Umea University
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)


The Department of computing science seeks 2 postdoctoral fellows to projects in computer security and software engineering. The fellowship is full-time for two years with access June 2021 or otherwise agreed.

The Department of Computing Science (www.cs.umu.se) is a dynamic department with about 130 employees from over twenty countries. We are providing research and education within a broad spectrum of areas, and offer education on basic, advanced, and PhD levels. The research is internationally well recognized and includes basic research, methods development, and software development, and research and development within various application domains.

Project description

The successful candidates will join the new software system security research group. You will contribute to projects in computer security and software engineering such as developing new approaches to detect or prevent software vulnerabilities or scalable static analysis algorithms to extract security properties.

The software system security group’s main focus are:

Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:

– Computer security

– Software engineering

– Static/dynamic analysis

The stipend project is financed by the Kempe foundations.

The stipend is full-time for two years with starting date 1st of June, 2021, or to be negotiated. The stipend amounts to 330 000 SEK per year (around 32500 euro). The stipend is not subject to tax.


A person who has been awarded a doctorate qualifies as a postdoctoral fellow, for this fellowship the subject of the doctorate should be computer science, applied mathematics, or related field. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances must be clearly stated in the application. They include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances.

Further requirements are;

- Competitive research record in computer security and/or software engineering

- Commitment, collaborative skills, team working and a critical mind

- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

- Strong programming skills (e.g., in C, Python or Java)

Other desirable qualifications are:

- Knowledge of Experience with static analysis and/or symbolic execution

- Knowledge of software vulnerability exploitation and prevention techniques


A full application should include:

- A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, research interests, and motivation for applying (max 2 pages)

- Curriculum vitae CV with publication list,

- Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,

- Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,

- Copy of doctoral thesis and possibly relevant articles,

- Contact information for at least two reference persons,

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-237-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 15 March 2021.

Further information

For more information, please contact Professor Alexandre Bartel alexandre.bartel@cs.umu.se.

We look forward to your application!



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