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Post-Doctoral Position in Cyber-Physical Systems Security 2021

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia
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Jul 23, 2021

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Post-Doctoral Position in Cyber-Physical Systems Security 2021
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Postdoc Position: Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (postdoc)

Location: KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Open Date: Jun 14, 2021
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Fixed Term Contract 1 year, full-time, expected extension up to 3 years pending satisfaction of milestones.

The newly established state-of-the-art Secure Next Generation Resilient Systems Lab (SENTRY) ( of Prof. Charalambos Konstantinou ( of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for multiple post-doctoral positions in the broad area of cyber-physical systems (CPS) security and resiliency.

We offer
We offer fixed term contract for the duration of up to 3 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 3 years).

You will work in an exciting international environment with researchers from over 100 nationalities and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the lab agenda and boost your career development and training ( Research staff receive competitive salaries, and no income tax is currently paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Other benefits include free healthcare, medical and dental insurance, one round-trip travel to home country per year, as well as general facilities as below, in a combination unmatchable by any other research environment worldwide.

KAUST ( is an international, graduate-only research university, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including a supercomputer; generous assured research funding; and internationally competitive salaries. The liberal social policies coupled with the top-quality research facilities have succeeded in attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research, dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific and technological achievement that will benefit the region and the world. All activities of the university are conducted on the basis of equality, without regard to race, religion, or gender.

KAUST was ranked among the top elite universities based on research performance and innovation outputs (e.g., in the SCImago Institutions Rankings, KAUST ranked 1st among Arab countries, and 24th out of 309 enlisted world-wide elite universities). KAUST has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle. The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports. On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away, information may be found here.

Thanks to very effective measures, including the involvement of its researchers, the COVID-19 pandemic has barely affected the KAUST campus-city.

We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical or/and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Informatics, or a closely related field, with a strong background in the theory and practice of one or more of Cybersecurity, CPS and IoT Resiliency, Industrial Control and Smart Grid Systems, Digital Real-time Simulation, Networks and/or Real-Time and Embedded Systems.

The candidates are expected to have: a strong motivation to identify and solve scientific problems in an interdisciplinary collaborative research environment, excellent problem-solving skills, good interpersonal skills, high-level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team at national and international conferences, and a record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals and conferences. We consider as an added advantage proven track record in research project definition and management, team leading, research collaboration with industrial partners, experience in supporting PhD candidates in their research.

The call is open to all applicants from any nationality. International applications are strongly encouraged. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. We require commitment, team working and a critical mind. Successful candidates will be given excellent conditions for the development of their research skills, in terms of working conditions, mentoring and laboratory facilities.

Application Instructions
How to Apply
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You will be required to complete an application form and upload all of the following materials:
Single page cover letter including a description of your research experience and your research interests.
Copies of up to three papers substantiating your background and experience in these topics.
CV including full list of publications.
Copy of official academic transcripts.
Contact information for 3 referees.

Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered. Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will deserve full consideration through rolling cut-off date periods until all positions are filled. Candidates having applied by a given cut-off date (see below) will receive feedback within a reasonable delay thereafter.

For more information and informal enquiries, please contact:
Prof. Charalambos Konstantinou via email at:,

Next cut-off date for applications: July 31, 2021.

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