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PhD position for the European Training Network for Cyber-security
Published(906 days ago)
Deadline for applications(889 days ago)
University of TrentoTrento (Italien)
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)
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.
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.
Applications should be sent by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and in copy to the Coordinator of the NeCS consortium
email@example.com with subject:
Attachments must include a single pdf file containing the following:
CV (with list of publications, if any, and at least two contacts for reference)
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.
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