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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cyber Threat Intelligence

Deadline: 26.05.2021

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.


The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

About the position

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at Department of Informatics.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo. Starting date for this fellowship must be no later than 01.10.2021.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Project description

The PostDoc fellowship is part of the CyberHunt research project and will focus on investigating and solving cyber security challenges by applying AI (Artificial Intelligence). Tasks will typically involve theoretical modelling, development of prototype software tools, analysis and experimentation, report writing, as well as teaching and some project management.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in in computer science or mathematics. Applicants who have not finalized their PhD degree must have submitted the doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment to this fellowship.
  • Applicants must have good knowledge of the various standardization efforts within CTI, such as STIX (Structured Threat Information eXpression), OpenC2 (Open Command & Control), and TAC (Threat Actor Context).
  • Experience in organising academic events and workshops, especially related to CTI, is an advantage. The application should describe how his or her PhD project and other research activities are relevant for the position.
  • Pedagogical skills and experience in teaching is an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Only candidates from European countries and NATO countries may apply for this postdoctoral fellowship. The reason for this is that cyber security research may involve collaboration with defence and national security organizations where a security clearance may be needed.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Certified transcripts of the candidate's academic record
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For enquiries about this position please contact Prof. Audun Jøsang, phone: +47-98431433, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, e-mail: [email protected]

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