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PhD position (f/m/d) in cryptography and data security
University of Bergen
PhD position in cryptography and data security
There is a vacancy for a PhD position in cryptography and data security at the Department of Informatics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year.
The Department of informatics has seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
About the project/work tasks:
All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. We are seeking excellent candidates in the direction of cryptography and data security. The successful candidate will conduct research within the Secure and Reliable Communication group in the department. We are particularly interested in applicants who are highly motivated to contribute to cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain technology, lattice/code-based cryptography and coding theory.
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must hold a master‘s degree or the equivalent in computer science, informatics or mathematics. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 15.07.2019. It is a condition of employment that the master‘s degree has been awarded.
Applicants must be interested in research and development, as well as curious and motivated.
Experience from security and privacy in blockchain technology and lattice/code-based cryptography, as well as teaching is an advantage.
Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English
A good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position:
About the PhD position
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training
As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
a good and professionally challenging working environment
salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
a brief account of the applicant‘s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
a brief project description for the research questions that the candidate would like to pursue in this position
the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master‘s thesis or equivalent thesis
transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor‘s and master‘s degrees, or official confirmation that the master‘s thesis has been submitted
a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge by 10th, March 2019.
For further details about the position, please contact Associate professor Chunlei Li from the Secure communication research group. Questions about the application procedures or the outcome of the assessment can be directed to HR officer Lene Engelsgjerd.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.