The PhD student will join a high-profile group of researchers on cybersecurty and privacy, the Chalmers Security Lab . Software is often the root cause of vulnerabilities in modern computing systems. By focusing on securing the software, we target principled security mechanisms that provide robust protection against large classes of attacks.
Information about the the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries.
Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.
The PhD students will join one of our ambitious projects:
-WebSec : Securing Web-driven Systems conducted jointly with Uppsala University, and funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).
Promotional video of Chalmers research on securing web applications
-WASP NEST CyberSecIT a framework project conducted jointly with KTH and Umeå University to explore the security and privacy of IoT applications, with the emphasis on software. NESTs are flagship projects of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP ): The PhD student will thus enjoy the benefits of the WASP graduate school.
-VR project on applications of programming language-based, SMT solving, and symbolic execution techniques to discover vulnerabilities and secure software systems by construction.
PhD students will be supervised by Prof. Andrei Sabelfeld (recipient of a number of awards by ERC, SSF, Google, Amazon, and Facebook as well as the Chalmers PhD Supervisor of the Year award).
PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for PhD student positions, currently starting from 32,150SEK per month before taxes.
By the starting date, you have a Master's degree and a well-documented track record of research interests and achievements on cybersecurity and/or privacy. You are highly motivated, self-propelled, energetic, independent and with a well-developed analytical problem-solving ability. As a person, you are empathetic, loyal and have high ethical standards. Your communication skills in English (literal as well as oral) are of a high quality.
The application should be written in English and include the following items:
1. An application of a maximum of one A4 page summarizing your track record and providing your research statement
2. Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons
5. Evidence of written work: (links to) research papers and theses
6. Links to software repositories with relevant projects
It is important to include parts of your own work such as theses and articles that you have authored or co-authored. Please notice also that it is highly recommended that you include letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request individual letters.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.
Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
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CV:(Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
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Application deadline: 2023-10-15
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