Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities. 

We are now looking for

Three Cybersecurity University Trainees

in to join us Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG) in Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. OUSPG is a long-standing cybersecurity research group at the University of Oulu. We are looking for trainees to do research work and help us to build exercises and other relevant content to the new courses that we are planning for our cyber security specialisation.


Some topics of the new specialisation, where exercises are needed are:

  • Cloud and Network Security - a course where students will get hands on experience on security issues related to modern cloud and network infrastructures.
  • Security Engineering - a course based on the famous book by the same name, where students will learn about the design and implementation of security features in complex systems

Some research topics that we are currently working on:

  • Security of AI systems - building a framework and testing platform for AI security testing.
  • Vulnerability research - finding vulnerabilities in complex systems
  • IoT security and tools - how to best verify IoT devices security using easy to use and accessible tools


We are looking for trainees that have either some previous knowledge on the above topics or are enthusiastic to learn these by research and hands on development of material based on our research projects, course descriptions and other material.


Expected outcome:

The students will be hosted by the OUSPG research group in BISG/ITEE. You will contribute to the research of the group by conducting small, independent tasks related to research projects and/or developing the practical, hands on exercises related to the above courses. The material can be tutorials, exercises material (including code) and demonstrations depending on the course.


The duration of trainee positions is 1.6.2023 - 31.8.2023 and salary will be 1559,45 /month.

Applications should be submitted using the electronic application form by February 5th, 2023. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


More information:

Kimmo Halunen, kimmo.halunen(at)oulu.fi

Juha Röning, juha.roning(at)oulu.fi

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2023/46
Published 19.Jan.2023
Last application date 05.Feb.2023

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