Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Scholarship Position in Cyber Security at the Digital Security Group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at the Faculty of Science, Radboud University, Netherlands.
Over the past decade, the digital life of most people has moved from stationary devices such as desktop computers to computationally powerful mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets or smartwatches. Not only do these devices bring a new level of convenience for users, they are also much more vulnerable to attacks that compromise the confidentiality of users’ private data as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden’s global surveillance disclosures.
The research focus can be tuned to applcant interests. You will be expected to investigate different classes of attacks on networks and smart mobile devices. This requires the design and implementation of simulation models, but also the setup of large-scale measurement frameworks for real-world experiments. In a following step, you will process and analyse the collected data in order to draw conclusions. To investigate possible new attack vectors and defences against existing attacks, you will transfer and apply common methods from other research areas in order to find creative new solutions.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Employment: 32 – 40 hours per week
- The gross starting salary amounts to €2.395 per month, and will increase to €3.061 in the fourth year (salary scale P)
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
- Duration of the contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
- You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation
To be eligible for PhD Scholarship Position in Cyber Security, applicants must have:
- A Master’s degree in computer science or a relevant discipline
- Excellent programming skills
- A good command of spoken and written English
- Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with peers and stakeholders
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum Vitae, including the names and email addresses of two references
- A copy of your Master’s degree transcript
- A copy of your Master’s thesis
Institute Name: Radboud University Netherlands
Last Date: August 31, 2020