Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Trust Management and Information Security

The Department of Communications and Networking invites applications for Postdoctoral Researcher Position in the area of Trust Management and Information Security

The candidate will join a research project about social network security, trust and privacy aiming to work out a series of algorithms, protocols and schemes to overcome the security and privacy issues of pervasive social networking. The candidate is responsible for fulfilling project tasks about social network security innovation and research, helping in instructing junior project members, and supporting project management.

Site of Research: Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) (, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Supervisor: Academy Research Fellow Zheng Yan (

Starting date: April 1st, 2018 or any other mutually agreeable date for 2y

Research area: Information and Network Security, Trust and Privacy

Optional topics: trust, security and privacy in pervasive social networking and IoT, D2D communication security, etc.

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • expertise in information and network security, trust and privacy
  • good innovation competence
  • good organization and project management capability
  • good programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • experience with data mining and machine learning is considered as a plus
  • strong background in cryptography and solid publications is considered a plus
The candidate must have a doctoral degree (or equivalence) in information & network security, computer science, telecommunication engineering, or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

Application (in English) should consist of
  • CV
  • Publication List
  • Research statement or a research proposal
  • 1-2 recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers

The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply for this job' below) no later than December 25, 2017.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

Further information

  • Academy Research Fellow Zheng Yan e-mail "" (research related information)
  • HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi e-mail "" (application process, practical arrangements)

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