[PET] Junior Research Group Leader in Information Security and Privacy at University of Tartu, Estonia

Marlon Dumas marlon.dumas at ut.ee
Sat Jun 23 21:55:38 BST 2018

University of Tartu is calling for applications from highly promising 
early-career researchers to fill a Junior Research Group Leader position 
in Information Security and Privacy.

The successful applicant will create a new research group starting with 
a seed grant of 1.25 million euros over five years. The grant covers the 
salary of the group leader, two postdoc positions, three PhD 
studentships, and other expenses for this initial period.

Even though the initial seed grant is for a five-years period, the 
Junior Group Leader will be hired on an indefinite contract with the 
title of Senior Research Fellow. University of Tartu is committed to 
open a professorial position in an area matching the profile of the 
successful Junior Group Leader in order to allow them to pursue a 
professorial career at the University past their initial seeding period.

The salary of the Junior Group Leader will be internationally 
competitive: in the range of 3000-3500 euro per month plus access to the 
national health and social security system, paid by the employer on top 
of the salary. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20%.

The ideal candidates have:
- 4-7 years of postdoctoral experience
- High-quality publications in the finest venues in their specialty
- An ambitious long-term research vision
- Ability to attract prestigious grants and high-level funding in a 
four-years horizon, such as an ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant, FET 
project, DARPA project, or other substantial and prestigious grants.

University of Tartu is the leading research university in "new Europe" 
(the EU-13 group of countries) by the Times Higher Education (THE) 
regional ranking. Its Computer Science (CS) department is ranked in the 
top-two in Central and Eastern Europe according to the field-specific 
THE Ranking 2018. The department has around 100 staff members (out of 
which a third are international) and is in a strong growth trajectory. 
This Junior Group Leader position is part of a national strategic 
funding initiative to boost the capacity and profile of computer science 
research in Estonia over a long-term horizon.

Further details and application instructions can be found at: 

Inquiries can be directed to Marlon Dumas: firstname dot lastname at ut 
dot ee

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