Postdoctoral Fellow Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow in Usable Security and/or Machine Learning

Attention: this position is unavailable, until further notice.

Salary: CAD $40,000–$60,000 per year, depending on qualifications

We have an immediate vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow at LERSSE, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. One project, which requires extensive knowledge and superb skills in usable security or machine learning, will require the post-doctoral fellow to manage a new project. The postdoctoral fellow will also work closely with several PhD and Masters students as they conduct research in usable privacy and security and big data analytics for intrusion detection. Other current projects include an investigation of security and privacy in smartphones and online social networks.

The successful candidate will have substantial prior training in human computer interaction (HCI) or machine learning or big data analytics. Knowledge of the technical aspects of security systems is an asset. While programming skills are not central to the position, some familiarity with software development and project management is needed.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to work closely with the principal investigator, coordinate project activities, work with graduate students on the various projects, and be productive, highly organized, independent, and creative. We are looking specifically for a self-starter who is able to organize the research and lead the student researchers. Therefore, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical. Experience with collaborative research projects is beneficial. The successful candidate is expected to publish in international conferences and journals with the team of researchers on the project. This position is ideal for someone looking for a stepping stone to a faculty position as there are many aspects that are the same as a junior faculty position.

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently highly ranked, including the most recent rank of 22nd in the world by Times Higher EducationUBC attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world.

Vancouver, Canada, is the great place to live, study, and work. It consistently ranks in the top 4 cities in the world. A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)has found that Vancouver is the world’s best place to live.
For further details and application instructions, see http://lersse.ece.ubc.ca/apply

Interested applicants should submit:
(1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of how her/his educational and research experience qualify the applicant for the position, and (3) a recent curriculum vitae. In addition, the applicant should be prepared to have three letters of reference submitted on her/his behalf.

Screening of applications will begin immediately, and proceed until the position is filled. Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred, and should be directed to:
Dr. Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov at beznosov@ece.ubc.ca.

How to apply

Send your application files in PDF only to Dr. Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov at beznosov@ece.ubc.ca, and arrange your reference letters to be sent to the same address.