Postdoctoral - Open Positions (EN)

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Open Positions in Cybersecurity

(This call is still open)

We have three postdoctoral positions in Computer Science - Cybersecurity, starting from November 2022 in Brazil. Successful candidates will join us in the insightful and challenging research project “MENTORED: From Modeling to Experimentation - Predicting and Detecting DDoS and Zero-day attacks” from MCTIC/FAPESP. The team of the MENTORED project comprises researchers from different institutions in Brazil, having as Principal Investigator Prof. Michele Nogueira. 

 

Each successful candidate will receive a FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship, a monthly stipend of R$ 8.479,20, and research contingency funds (15% of the annual value of the fellowship per year). 

Further details on the FAPESP webpage: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427

 

Application deadline: until the position is filled.

Application e-mail: mentored.project@gmail.com

For questions: michele@dcc.ufmg.br

 

For further information about the positions, please see below.

About the project

The research project MCTI/FAPESP MENTORED (From Modeling to Experimentation: Predicting and Detecting DDoS and Zero-day attacks) in Cybersecurity has four (3) postdoctoral fellowship open positions in Brazil. Successful candidates must have completed his/her Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent less than seven years ago. The candidate must provide a history of relevant research in areas such as Computer Networks, Network Security, or the Internet of Things.  

 

Research project

This project aims to identify, model, and evaluate malicious behavior associated with IoT to help in the construction of advanced and coordinated solutions to enable the prevention, prediction, detection, and mitigation of DDoS attacks. The successful candidates will work actively in one of the work packages described below.

 

  • Work package 1: IoT traffic monitoring and DDoS attack prevention. The Postdoctoral fellow will perform the following tasks: the development and planning of monitoring infrastructure placement; the characterization of IoT devices and the detection of impersonation attacks; and the study and proposition of mechanisms for the dynamic reconfiguration of compliance policies in addition to assist in writing scientific articles and reports, defining experiments and analyzing the results.

  • Work package 3: IoT attacks detection. The Postdoctoral fellow will perform the following tasks: advance the literature survey, the characterization of attack behavior at network and application levels, the study and proposition of detection mechanisms for IoT environments, and also write scientific articles and reports, define experiments and analyze results;

  • Work package 4: Experimental environment for cybersecurity. The Postdoctoral fellow will perform the following tasks: advance the literature survey on other experimental environments for cybersecurity and understand them, assistance to students and other fellowship holders involved in the work package 4, assistance in documenting advances achieved in the experimental environments and write scientific reports and articles, as well as assistance in defining experiments and analyzing the results.

Positions

The selected candidate for work package 1 must live in the city of Recife, in the State of Pernambuco (move there if not yet in place). The selected candidates for work packages 3 and 4 must live in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the State of Minas Gerais (move there if not yet in place). The selected candidates must be fluent in English.

 

Fellowship for work package 1

Place of work: Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife - PE

Duration: 24 months and can be extended for another 12 months

Supervision: Prof. José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (UFPE) and Prof. Paulo André da Silva Gonçalves (UFPE)

 

Fellowship for work package 3

Place of work: Department of Computer Science (DCC), Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG

Duration: 24 months and can be extended for another 12 months

Supervision: Prof. Michele Nogueira Lima (UFMG) and Prof. Aldri Luiz dos Santos (UFMG)

 

Fellowship for work package 4

Place of work: Department of Computer Science (DCC), the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG

Duration: 12 months

Supervision: Prof. Michele Nogueira Lima (UFMG), Prof. Michelle Silva Wangham (UNIVALI), and prof. Emerson Ribeiro de Mello (IFSC).

Selection

The selection process comprises the analysis of the application documents (first step) and an interview by videoconference with the selected candidates (second step). The results from the first step will be announced by e-mail and the interview will be scheduled with each candidate.

Application

Candidates must apply via e-mail to mentored.project@gmail.com. To apply, it is required a cover letter, in which the candidate shows his/her portfolio of projects in the topics of this call, his/her updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), and the indication of two references (name, email and telephone number) who can be contacted by the project team. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The estimated date to start in the project for the selected candidates is November 2022.

 

Further Information

For further information, please send a message to mentored.project@gmail.com.