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PhD position for the European Training Network for Cyber-security

University of Trento. Trento (Italien), 13.06.2017

PhD position for the European Training Network for Cyber-security - University of Trento, Italy

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: June 30th 2017, hrs. 04.00 PM (+2 GMT)

1 position
Successful candidate is considered Early Stage Researcher under the provisions of the rules of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. Project European Training Network for Cyber-security - NeCS ETN H2020- MSCA-ITN-2015

Gross amount of Research fellowship: € 33.051/year + mobility allowance (gross amount € 5.975/year) + possible Family Allowance in addition to coverage of study and research relates expenses

Duration of the contract: 2 years. The extension for the 3rd year to complete the PhD to be negotiated with the advisor for successful applicants.

Research Fields: Computer science and Engineering

Research topic: Risk metrics for vulnerabilities.
This topic is devoted to the research and training in the design, development and validation of cyber-security risk assessment methodology and practical security risk metrics for critical infrastructures. It will also include the design, implementation of empirical validation procedures and experiments to validate risk and security methodology based on a sufficiently representative dataset of vulnerabilities and exploits.

Eligibility criteria
The applicants should, at the time of selection, be in the first four years of their research careers (measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate).
The applicants should not be in possession of a doctoral degree, but should have the necessary qualifications to embark on a PhD program. If selected, they will be enrolled in the PhD programs of the University of Trento:
The applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Selection process
Applications should be sent by email to and in copy to the Coordinator of the NeCS consortium with subject: NeCS-UNITN.
Attachments must include a single pdf file containing the following:

  • CV (with list of publications, if any, and at least two contacts for reference)
  • Research proposal
  • Statement of purpose
  • Copy of Master’s Degree (including transcript, grades, title and abstract of Master’s thesis).
If the degree certificate is in a language different than English, an English translation should be provided. At time of selection such translation doesn’t need to be an official translation.
The candidates selected for the positions will have to provide an official translation (in either English or Italian).
The selection is made by the Admissions Committee on the basis of evaluation of the applicants qualifications. The Admissions Committee may contact the applicant for an in-depth interview or a video-interview concerning the material submitted. This interview will not entail additional points. The Admissions Committee will have 100 points. Applicants obtaining a minimum score of 60/100 will be short-listed.

Additional information:
More information about NeCS Consortium can be found on the NeCS Project Web Site:
Questions regarding the research activities should be directed to Prof. Fabio Massacci:

Bewerbungsschluss: 30.06.2017