Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT - Machine learning and cybersecurity

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    University of Agder (UiA)
    Computer scienceOther
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    TechnologyTelecommunications technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/10/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Kristiansand S


About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology for a period of two years. The position is currently located at campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology, including eight Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant Professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The Department of ICT pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

This open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research.


The aim of the postdoctoral research fellowship is to advance the state-of-the-art in machine learning & cybersecurity. The work can either focus on fundamental issues such as novel adversarial machine learning algorithms, or on applications such as healthcare, energy, and others depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience. Preference will be given to candidate with experience in innovation & entrepreneurship.

Research topics for the post doctoral research fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Machine learning
  • Security and privacy in machine learning (adversarial machine learning)
  • Machine learning in security
  • Machine learning in privacy

Required qualifications

The successful applicant should hold a PhD in a related field (e.g. machine learning, security, privacy ). PhD students are also welcome to apply if their defense is scheduled for the next few months.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas:

  • Machine learning and big data analytics platforms
  • Information Security
  • Information Privacy

Furthermore, the applicant must have:

  • Relevant academic credentials
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • Communication and teamwork skills

Provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach will be emphasised in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the post-doctoral candidate. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers  
  • membership of the  Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NOK 544 400-565 500 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 



The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications
  • Diplomas and certificates with grades
  • Doctoral thesis or link
  • Up to five representative publications or links
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the relevance of his/her expertise to the advertised position and a preliminary work plan

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 15.10.20


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Required Research Experiences

    Computer science
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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Agder (UiA)
Kristiansand S
Gimlemoen 25

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