Post-Doc TACTICS: Postdoctoral Research Position-Security of Service-Oriented Architectures over Disadvantaged Networks

Gjøvik University College (GUC) has approximately 3400 students and 380 employees. More than 35 countries are currently represented among our staff. It is our goal to contribute to a sustainable and secure society through education, research and dissemination at a high international level, on the basis of bachelor's and master`s degree programmes in health, care, technology, informatics, media, economy and management. The organization is characterized by an open and cross-disciplinary culture, based on high academic and ethical standards. GUC is located 2 hours from Oslo and 1,5 hours from Norway’s main international airport-Gardermoen. GUC is currently in a merger process with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU),Sør-Trøndelag
University College(HiST) and Ålesund University College(HiAls). According to the project plan the four institutions will form one university from January 1st 2016.
Postdoctoral Research Position-Security of Service-Oriented Architectures over Disadvantaged Networks
Gjøvik University College (GUC, www.hig.no) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (24 months) to work on the project TACTICS (Tactical Service-Oriented Architectures) under the European Defence Agency (EDA)’s IAP4 programme in collaboration with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI, www.ffi.no) at the Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab, www.nislab.no) to be based in Gjøvik, Norway. NISlab is co-located with the Center of Cyber and Information Security (CCIS, www.ccis.no). NISlab/CCIS is actively embedded in the global research community and has English as its working language. NISlab operates Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. programmes dedicated solely to information security, and is also leading the national research school in information security, COINS. GUC is located about an hour from Norway’s main international airport. GUC is a modern, research-focused institution with around 3000 students and 320 employees of 25 different nationalities. Among Norwegian universities, GUC has the highest allocation of research funding for research from the EU per employee. As a part of a restructuring of the Norwegian university sector GUC is currently in a merger process with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, www.ntnu.no), Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST, www.hist.no) and Ålesund University College (HiAls, www.hials.no). According to the project plan the four institutions will form one university from January 1st 2016 (www.ntnu.no/fusjon).

Job description

The successful candidate will work closely with one current post-doctoral researcher and a Ph.D. candidate on the TACTICS project, with efforts on policy-adaptable lightweight security mechanism for service-oriented architectures. The post-doctoral researcher will work closely with the Ph.D. candidate and focus on policy-adaptable lightweight distributed algorithms and protocols mainly for securing transactional protocols, which can be re-configured and re-started efficiently for use in DTN environments.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Background in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • Strong abilities in modelling and analysis of algorithms and protocols
  • Experience in programming and software development suitable for concept and prototype development and simulations Ideally relevant background in mobile networks, network security, or service-oriented architectures
  • Excellent written and good oral English communication skills
  • Candidates should have NATO member state citizenship, and some additional restrictions may apply. Successful candidates must be able to secure a residency and work permit in Norway. The college is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment practices, and we particularly would like to encourage female candidates to apply.

Starting date

Desired starting date for the position is immediate.

Salary

The post-doctoral fellowship carries a salary at spine point 62 in framework 24 of the Norwegian State Salary Code, approx. gross 528.000 NOK (approx. 62.000 EUR / GBP 45.000). The position provide for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. Living and working in Gjøvik Information can be found via the following links:
Living in Gjøvik: http://english.hig.no/about/about_gjoevik
Living in the county of Oppland: http://www.oppland.no/Oppland-English/ Map of Gjøvik University College: http://english.hig.no/map
About Campus Gjøvik: http://english.hig.no/about/campus_gjoevik. To apply Applications will be processed through the college on-line application system. Candidates must submit the following documents in electronic form: A cover letter briefly detailing experience, skills, and motivation Academic curriculum vitae, including a list of publications Relevant certificates, diplomas, and transcripts
Names of at least two references Applications must be marked with the project name (TacticS).
Application Deadline Applications are accepted on a rolling basis or until the position is filled.

Contact

For further questions please contact Professor Stephen Wolthusen (stephen.wolthusen@hig.no) or Head of NISlab Dr. Laura Georg (laura.georg@hig.no).