Phd Student in Computer Science within WASP Research School Linköping

Linköping (Kommun), Östergötland
den 3 december 2017
den 21 december 2017
Jeff Yan

Phd Student in Computer Science within WASP Research School


Ref: IDA-2017-00210

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Computer Science, in Security
formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science.

Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden's leading technology companies. The program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. WASP's key value is research excellence in autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

We're looking for outstanding and self-motivated PhD students to join a high-quality research team we're building in the area of automotive security, privacy and forensics. Our research looks into both connected and autonomous automobiles, via an interdisciplinary approach. We aim for publishing at top conferences, and producing novel and useful security solutions that carmakers will likely be interested in.

We have strong and long-established links with world-leading security and crypto teams, and our PhD students will have opportunities for regular visits to and collaborations with our international collaborators such as those at UC Berkeley, Cambridge University and Royal Holloway.

We look for students with one or more of the following interests: 

1) Systems security, embedded security, hardware security

2) Forensics support for automobile

3) Applied crypto, in particular lightweight crypto, succinct zero-knowledge proofs, hardware support for crypto

4) Socio-technical security and privacy

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Applicants should have an MSc degree in one of these areas, a strong research track record or potential, and fluent written and verbal communication skills in English. To include a brief research plan in the application is meriting.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement, as soon as possible.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below.

Please note - your application, written in English, should include three reference letters and a research statement (approx. three pages) expressing the applicant’s motivation, relevant experiences, and research interests.

Your application must be received at latest December 21st, 2017.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the department are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person
Jeff Yan