[ecoop-info] A postdoc position in information security (blockchain)

Roman Vitenberg romanvi at ifi.uio.no
Mon Feb 17 21:08:27 CET 2020

The group of Networks and Distributed systems at the Informatics Department, University of Oslo has a position of a postdoctoral research fellow in information security with a special emphasis on blockchain. The position is in the context of the Strategic Research Initiative called ConSeRNS: Concurrent Security and Robustness for Networked Systems. The detailed description can be found on the following web page:


The fellowship is for a period up to 4 years. The position entails a compulsory workload of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties. Starting date no later than October 1st, 2020.

*** Feb 29th, 2020 is a strict closing date for applications. ***


The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of higher education. Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners and two Turing award recipients indicate the quality of the research at the University in general and at the Department of Informatics in particular.

The students in our group won best paper and best demo awards at several conferences. Our alumni are employed by IBM Research, Google, Microsoft, Spotify, Schibsted and highly reputable academic institutions in Europe.

There is a potential for the research to be conducted in collaboration with Cornell University, which is one of the leading research centers in the world in the area of blockchain. Additionally, the University of Oslo has a formalized collaboration framework with IOTA Foundation.

Norway has ben consistently ranked by the UN as having the highest standard of living in the world. It is also known for its unique scenic beauty. The work is in a smart futuristic building that has won multiple awards.


University of Oslo is one of Europe’s leading institutions for research, education, and innovation. Candidates for the position 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 in Computer Science, or in a related study, with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate interest in scientific research. The evaluation considers different aspects of excellence, as well as the personal drive and organizational skills. 

It is important for the candidate to have strong background in distributed computing. The ideal candidate will have expertise in individual technologies underlying blockchain, such as concrete blockchain systems, distributed transactions, P2P, cryptography, data storage, and smart contracts.

Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis are eligible for appointment.

Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research. PhD students and postdocs in our group have been coming from more than 10 different countries.


The application process is described in
Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi at ifi.uio.no) for further information.

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