PostDoc R&D in ensuring data security in blockchain

PostDoc R&D in ensuring data security in blockchain

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14 Feb 31 May Delft

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Fast growing Cyber Security group with collaborations in Europe and USA both in academia and industry.

Job description

The Cybersecurity (CYS) group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) invites applications for full-time doctoral candidates in the area of Data-driven Cybersecurity. Successful candidates will follow a data-driven approach by collecting and analyzing massive network and web data to improve security and privacy in the Internet. Examples include fighting cyber threats (e.g., ransomware, phishing, denial of service attacks, scanning for system vulnerabilities), identifying and mitigating network and Web vulnerabilities (e.g., unauthorized access, user tracking), and assessing the adoption of user data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR) in the wild. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with world-class researchers at TU Delft and our research collaborators in Europe and the US.

Our group conducts research in a range of cybersecurity topics, including, secure data analytics, applied cryptography, privacy, cloud security, system security, and network security. We aim to make the world a safer place as most of our activity and data move online. We design, develop, and evaluate interdisciplinary solutions that combine all fields of computer sciences: artificial intelligence, systems, and theory. Examples include the development of deep learning methods that are immune to common side-channel defences, machine learning algorithms that can operate on encrypted data in the cloud, detection and mitigation of large scale distributed denial of service attacks, and analysis of the latest security threats. We aim to publish our results at top conferences and journals, transfer our scientific know-how and technologies to students and our public and private partners in the field of cybersecurity, and have impact in society and the research community.    

This position aims to design and implement blockchain overlay, including prototype tools, APIs and components for providing fully transparent and accountable secure data sharing (through the use of smart contracts, oracles, trusted hardware and crypto components). You may need to explore the followings: design data filtering via oracles to organize and purify the input data from the outside world to the blockchain, trusted hardware and software supported smart contract and oracles, secure blockchain based data storage onchain/offchain and data security and privacy guarantee.

The position is supported by the Horizon Europe project REWIRE. The project will ensure the security throughout the life of the IoT devices with continuous security auditing, trust computing and theorem proofs. A certification procedure of the audited software and hardware components will propose new software security metrics and establish a layer of trust among stakeholders, utilizing Blockchain and smart contracts. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with world-class researchers at TU Delft and our industrial collaborators in Europe.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Phd degree in computer science, engineering, math or related.
  • Strong knowledge background in blockchain, smart contract.
  • Strong programming/coding background in blockchain.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a group/team
  • Good English communication and writing skills. 
  • Preferably have related blockchain R&D projects experiences      

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creatorsof the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03504


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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