Chaire Cyber CNI

Chaire Cyber CNI – Cybersecurity for Critical Networked Infrastructures

We are hiring VR experts to work with us on better interfaces for Cybersecurity

You are knowledgable in VR systems, and / or cybersecurity and want to research on the intersection between the two for creating better interfaces for Cybersecurity? You search for a PostDoc? Then apply! If you have a friend who also wants to join you even better as we have two open positions!

Job description

IMT Atlantique

Internationally recognized generalist engineering school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom), leading French engineering school (Technological University), IMT Atlantique aims to support transitions, train responsible engineers, and use scientific excellence to serve teaching, research and innovation.

As part of the Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructures industrial research chair and the Horizon Europe CyberSecDome project, we are recruiting two post-docs for “Immersive Interfaces for Cybersecurity” in our Network Systems, Cybersecurity and Digital Law Department (SRCD).

The integration of virtual reality (VR) into cybersecurity represents a paradigm shift in the way we perceive, analyze and mitigate cyberthreats. By leveraging the immersive capabilities of VR, cybersecurity professionals can transcend the limitations of traditional interfaces and gain unrivalled situational awareness and understanding of complex networks. Visualizing complex datasets, network topologies and threat landscapes in real time in a three-dimensional virtual environment not only enhances the user experience, but also can provide an intuitive and interactive platform for in-depth risk analysis.

VR technology enables cybersecurity experts to accurately navigate the ever-changing threat landscape, proactively identifying vulnerabilities and quickly responding to potential breaches. The immersive nature of VR not only improves the efficiency of cybersecurity tasks, but also promotes collaboration and decision-making, making it a transformative tool for securing critical infrastructures in our increasingly digital world.

You will play a key role in advancing the field of cybersecurity through the development of immersive interfaces. You will carry out research into immersive data analysis, situational awareness, risk analysis, remote collaboration and remote management of critical infrastructure security. You will help manage the European Horizon Europe CyberSecDome project, which aims to tackle the ever-changing challenges in the field of cybersecurity, and work closely with industrial partners such as Airbus, BNP Paribas, EDF and SNCF, within the Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures industrial chair (

In addition, you can participate in teaching, and mentoring students.

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Job requirements

You have experience in virtual reality and knowledge of cybersecurity.

You know how to develop functional applications and implement prototypes.

You enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team, and you know how to collaborate with experts in various fields and with industrial partners.

You have excellent writing skills and are able to communicate both orally and in writing in English. Knowledge of French would be an asset.

The required profile will hold a PhD obtained less than 3 years before the hiring date in virtual reality, 3D modelling with a strong interest in cybersecurity or cybersecurity, machine learning, deep learning, data science, computer science, with a strong interest in visualization.


  • Extensive research experience in the target field
  • Friendly working environment in a dynamic team
  • Stimulating innovation ecosystem (startups, students, research, companies)
  • Collaboration with leading research organizations
  • Collaboration with industry


  • On-site canteen
  • Leisure and sports activities
  • Public transport paid for
  • Sustainable mobility package (for carpooling or cycling)
  • Family allowance
  • Wide range of social benefits
  • Part-time teleworking possible

Deadline for application : 15/07/2024

Start of the contract: September 2024

Interviews : as you go

Marc-Oliver Pahl

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