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Post-Doc in Security and Privacy of eHealth and Smart Wearables
University College Cork, Ireland
We are currently seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Researcher in security and privacy for e-health and smart wearables. The position is funded by Holistics, a 7.4 million research project supported by the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. Holistics focuses on smart human sensing for health, ageing and wellness.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will investigate how to achieve privacy-preserving computation of medical and physiological information collected by wearables and other sensors. In particular, the research will focus on cryptographic protocols and privacy enhancing technologies, in order to provide data and communication security, as well as blockchain technology, to provide traceability and user control.
The researcher is expected to have a PhD, and a track record of publications in the areas of security, privacy or cryptography. Previous experience in e-health and wearable security is welcome, but not required. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Paolo Palmieri and will collaborate with other members of the team working on security and privacy, including a number of PhD students. Prof. Ken Brown coordinates the Holistic project in UCC.
The start date is flexible, but early availability is an asset. Funding is available for up to 3 years (depending on the start date), with an end date of August 2022. Funding for travel and research costs is also available.
Application deadline: Oct 24, 2019; later applications may be accepted until the position is filled.
Contact: Potential candidates are encouraged to write to Dr. Paolo Palmieri ( with a CV and a one-page cover letter before making a formal application. Applications should be submitted through the UCC HR portal (, Job ID : 037911.
Last updated: 2019-10-18 posted on 2019-10-07