Build a safer future with artificial intelligence by doing your Postdoc in the AI center, Czech Technical University in Prague.

Are you passionate about security? Jump after our newly opened postdoctoral position! Our center is located in the heart of Prague covers a wide range of AI research and application domains, currently working on over 30 projects supported by national, EU and US funding agencies as well as industry partners. You will become part of our joint Avast-AIC Laboratory working on topics like advances of ML for malware detection (binaries and network), disinformation recognition or IoT protection. Are you a researcher with Ph.D. interested in Machine Learning and AI to explore the field of cybersecurity? Join our most diverse international team and help us make the world a safer place!

A team full of creative energy

The cybersecurity research in AIC is headed by Sebastián García with the support of Veronica Valeros as the team leader. Together they managed to create a unique team connecting researchers from all over the world including the USA, Mexico or Greece. This research group calls itself the Stratosphere Laboratory and apart from international representation it has the highest number of women scientists in the whole AIC. Sebastián also puts a high emphasis on strong supportive team spirit and engagement with the community. Therefore the team members (including you in the future) often travel to conferences abroad, organize internal cybersecurity seminars and reach out to the community via industry partners, NGOs, and other organizations in need of setting security systems in place. The team of Stratosphere Lab will quickly become your new family.

Our team explores IoT security, sets honeypots for attackers, and protects people at risk such as activists, independent journalists, and NGOs.

The future of AI for cybersecurity

We combine world-class AI research with cybersecurity in topics like malware detection and classification, adversarial machine learning, privacy, or encryption. As part of AI Center, we also engage in collaboration with researchers from different areas, such as robotics, planning, game theory, mobility or machine learning.  All above mentioned contributes to our ranking among the world's leading research centers in this field. Moreover, we are distinguished by working closely with the industry from which we obtain valuable data, know-how or funding.

Our research love affair with Avast

In 2019, we established a joint laboratory Avast AI and Cybersecurity Lab fostering security research that combines academic findings with industrial know-how. To build on our discoveries we decided to organize an annual conference CyberSec & AI Prague that brings together top minds in the field to share expert insights, predictions, and best practices.

Among the speakers of the first edition were impressive figures from UC Berkeley, Stanford, or King's College London who were also eager to engage with us in the future. Such access to a vast network of security experts and world-class scientists is an exceptional feature of our cooperation from which you will surely benefit.

CyberSec&AI Prague 2019 in DOX Gallery.

Salary and benefits

Successful candidates will get 55 000 CZK monthly brutto income (the equivalent of 2 020 EUR). Note that the Czech Republic's cost of living is at 59% of the US price level by OECD statistics. To give you a better idea, the average price of beer in Prague is 1,3 EUR.

  • Coffee machine –⁠ the epicentre of our research centerCoffee machine –⁠ the epicentre of our research center
  • As a PostDoc in AI Center, you are entitled to 6 weeks of paid vacation which you will find useful when exploring the beautiful parts of our country including a number of UNESCO landmarks.
  • Get excited for traveling to attractive conferences abroad, regular internal seminars, an unlimited supply of coffee (very appreciated) and meal vouchers.
  • Our labs are located on the university campus in the historical city center, so perfect transport accessibility is another obvious advantage.
  • What we appreciate the most about our research center is an inspirational and supportive environment. We love to cooperate across teams and benefit from our diverse research network.

How to apply

Send your structured CV and motivation letter via the application button below. We will contact you in approx. two weeks whether you qualify for the position and if we think you would be a good fit for our team. Get ready for an interview with our cybersecurity researchers.

If all goes well, we will invite you for a visit to give a talk at our internal seminar. You will meet our team, spend a day with us in meetings and lunch and we will show you around. Shortly after, you will get a final answer and decide on suitable starting date.