Postdoc researcher - Security of AI/ML

Stockholm, SE
den 18 augusti 2021
den 20 augusti 2021
AI, Säkerhet
As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we've made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.

Our Exciting Opportunity

Security is an area that is constantly growing in importance, both for Ericsson, and for the society at large. The objective of Ericsson Research Area Security is to provide Ericsson business and development units with security competence, architectures, and solutions for platforms, networks, and services. Our research covers everything from pure cryptography, secure networking, service layer and application security, identity management, privacy, AI/ML security to development of methods for evaluation of security systems.

Ericsson Research is recruiting a postdoc 1-year research position, with possible extension of 1 additional year, to expand its AI/ML & Security Team. The scope of the position is to conduct research in Adversarial Machine learning (AML) and defenses against them. As the AML-area is wide, part of the work consists in conducting a risk-based approach to identify the most relevant AML-threats to mobile systems and find corresponding solutions as well as mitigation measures.

  • Do you have deep understanding of AI&ML technologies and the risks with AI/ML?
  • Do you have a good understanding of modern security/privacy technologies and threats?
  • Do you want to apply and extend these skills to research on security of AI/ML when applied to networks?
  • Do you have a strong drive in research and ambitions to extend your international contact network with other colleagues in ML/AI & security?
  • If the answers are yes, then consider joining our AI/ML & Security Team in Stockholm to conduct research in partnership with academia in EU projects.

You will

  • Conduct research that will increase the trustworthiness of next generation cellular networks by crafting robust AI/ML models that can deter adversarial attacks specifically targeting AI/ML-assisted systems.
  • Develop proof-of-concepts or prototypes of secure robust AI/ML-assisted systems based on research outcome
  • Engage with external researchers at academia and EU projects
  • Support product development units and partners with secure AI/ML competence and prototypes.
  • Ability to write research papers, present progress, and results

To be successful in the role you must have

We are looking for person with a PhD degree in Computer Science, AI/ML, Computer Engineering, or related fields and has at least 2-3 years' experience in AI/ML algorithms, risks of AI/ML, good understanding of AI/ML theory and approaches in neural networks, hands-on experience with building AI/ML-assisted applications, proficiency with basic AI/ML libraries (numpy, pandas), frameworks (PyTorch, Keras, TensorFlow) and data engineering.

The person is required to feel comfortable coding applications in a Linux cluster environment; work well both independently and as part of a team, exhibit a high degree of scientific skills, very good teamwork, interpersonal skills and proficient in English both in written and oral form, a talent for innovation, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Security knowledge skills is particularly valued
  • Fundamentals in IP networking technologies
  • Applications/Domain-knowledge in Telecommunications
  • Practical experience with risk of AI/ML

Do you recognize yourself and want to join a great team?

If you have specific questions you are welcome to email recruiter Abhinav Khanna at

You will be reporting to the Research Leader Security

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Please send in your application in English as soon as possible since the process is ongoing. Please note we cannot accept applications via email.

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What´s in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds - you will be redefining it. You won't develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.

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