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Senior researcher – Organizational aspects of cybersecurity

Are you a researcher driven by initiatives for a sustainable future? Do you want to explore cybersecurity challenges and new secure digital solutions for industry, society and the connected individual? If so, then this might be the job for you!

We are looking for a senior researcher to work with us on developing knowledge and methods for understanding future challenges and solutions within cybersecurity. The focus is on organizational and human factors in connection with cybersecurity. Most of our research is conducted within the context of mobility and transportation. Industrial experience in these areas is an advantage but not a necessity. This position's location is in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the Mobility and Systems unit, we conduct applied research within sustainable transport and surrounding domains (vehicles, mobility services, etc.). In the ongoing transformation towards increased digitalization, automation, and electrification there are many unanswered questions. There is a need for exploration, understanding, and the building of new knowledge regarding complex organizational relations, processes, and technical aspects of systems of systems. To create solutions that are secure in our increasingly digitalized society we need to understand the threats and weaknesses of digital systems, and conduct research that will help improve them.

About the position
You will create, conduct, and lead interdisciplinary research projects in close collaboration with other researchers at RISE. Our research is empirical, and we conduct it together with our industrial and public partners in order to understand future challenges, provide improvement suggestions, and observe the effects.

Our research project portfolio in cybersecurity is broad. We work with everything from self-learning systems for intrusion detection to how organizations can collaborate with external actors in vulnerability discovery. Our colleagues have backgrounds in information systems, business modelling, organizational theory, AI, law, philosophy and much more. The interdisciplinary nature of our teams together with their versatile methodological knowledge is one of our biggest strengths, allowing us to take on complex societal challenges. 

Your work will consist of empirical research focused on the organizational and human factors dimensions of cybersecurity in relation to mobility and transportation. The research should contribute to new solutions that allow for the secure digitalization of Swedish industry and society.

Who are you?
We are looking for a new colleague passionate about increasing levels of cybersecurity in order to make our society resilient, provide for individual privacy, and ensure that our industry remains competitive. You like working in a team, enjoy learning, and want to conduct research on complex societal challenges. The results of your work are shared in scientific publications, as well as publications and presentations directed towards those who need them the most. Put simply: you want to make the world a better place!

We are looking for a person with some of the following expertise:

  • General research competence within cybersecurity
  • Industrial experience in the field of cybersecurity
  • Experience with applying for research funding
  • Good ability to plan your own work
  • Good ability to work in teams
  • Good ability to report results in writing and oral presentation

It is positive if you share our drive to :

  • Take project ideas from conception through putting together consortiums, writing, and submitting applications.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams aiming at solving complex societal problems.

Are we a match?
At the Mobility and Systems unit there is an even gender balance. We have a long tradition of working with global climate goals. Our projects span from self-driving and remotely controlled vehicles to the wireless charging of electric vehicles, and the ways digital innovation can create new solutions for future mobility services. We believe in having fun together and respect our individual differences as they provide ground for creative collaboration and project ideas. We mix individuals with research background and those with long industrial experience. At RISE you have the opportunity to influence and help design the future of our society!

If you are interested by the above description, or have additional questions, please contact the group manager for Digital Innovation, Anders Hjalmarsson Jordanius by calling +4670 75 67 870.  Send in your application by the 21st of June 2020.

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Permanent position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

Anders Hjalmarsson Jordanius
070 75 67 870

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