[PET] PhD position in Privacy & Security at Karlstad University (Sweden), Computer Science Department

Simone Fischer-Hübner simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se
Tue Jul 3 10:11:29 BST 2018

PhD position in Computer Science, specialisation in Privacy and Security

Karlstad University (Sweden) / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

A PhD position is available within the Privacy and Security Group (PriSec) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University. Research within PriSec is specialized on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), network security, and usable security and privacy.
The position is focused on privacy and cyber security in relation to the Internet of Things (IoT). The candidate is expected to contribute to research within the research project Secure and Private Connectivity in Smart Environments (SURPRISE), funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).

The successful candidate shall have knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas: information security, PETs, privacy enhancing identity management, network security, security and privacy for IoT, applied cryptography, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), including usable security & privacy. Very good programming skills as well as very good oral and written communication skills in English are
required for the position. The candidate should be able to work independently, as well as in a team; and be enthusiastic about pushing the state-of-the-art. Collaboration with academic and industry partners through national/ international research projects is expected.

Eligible for this position are candidates with a University degree of 240 ECTS, of which at least 60 ECTS were awarded for courses at advanced level and have a Master's degree or the Swedish Magister or Civilingenjör Degrees in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Eligible are also those candidates who have achieved corresponding degrees or knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one more year, if the PhD student also takes over other research, teaching or administrative tasks besides her/his PhD research. Those tasks should not exceed 20% of the time of a full-time position. The earliest date for filling the position is September 1, 2018.

Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates' abilities to successfully pass the research education.
Applications should be submitted electronically via the Karlstad University web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, with uploaded attachments.
The application should include the following items:
* Cover letter describing the applicant and her/his research interests in relation to the announced position.
* CV
* Relevant diplomas and a list of attended courses with grades and dates
* Copies of publications or proofs of other achievements if applicable
* Reference letters or contact information of at least two reference persons

Non-electronic documents (state registration number REK2018/140) can be sent to:

Karlstad University
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Att. Åsa Ivansson
651 88 Karlstad, Sweden

Professor Simone Fischer-Hübner, simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se<mailto:simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se>, +46(0)54-700 1723
Associate Professor Leonardo Martucci, leonardo.martucci at kau.se<mailto:leonardo.martucci at kau.se>, +46(0)54-700 1153

Application deadline: 30th August 2018

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and decline any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 September 2018
Salary According to local agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/140
Contact Simone Fischer-Hübner, professor, simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se<mailto:simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se>, +46 (0)54 700 17 23
Leonardo Martucci, associate professor, leonardo.martucci at kau.se<mailto:leonardo.martucci at kau.se>, +46 (0)54 700 11 53
Union representative Denita Gustavsson, OFR 054-700 1434
Thomas Bragefors, SACO 054-700 1714
Published 2018-06-27
Last application date 2018-08-30
Link to ad http://kau.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:212783/
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