Post-doc position on mobile platform security

12 February 2014

The Secure Systems group at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in platform security.

About the position

Securing end systems such as mobile devices, laptops and servers is critical in the design of any distributed system.  The basis for end system security are the security enablers at the hardware, operating system and middleware levels and their effective inter-operation.

The postdoctoral researcher selected for this position will have the opportunity define the research agenda in this research theme together with Prof. Asokan.  The position is initially for one year.  But as this area is one of the two main thrusts for the group, the appointment can be extended by another 1-2 years for the right candidate.

The selected candidate can join the group as soon as possible.


  • you have a solid background and hands-on experience various aspects  of platform security: you are familiar with one or more of the  following technologies: trusted execution environments, hardware security, OS design principles, OS virtualization, mobile platform security architectures.
  • you have prior research experience in some aspect of OS or hardware security as evidenced by your publications in top notch system security venues.
  • you are excited about applying these skills to solve practical problems.
  • you are eager write code and run experiments to test your ideas.

If you are interested in this opportunity, drop a message to Prof. Asokan at with your current CV and a description of why you think you fit this position.