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2 PhD fellowships (Early-Stage Researchers)

Deadline: 30.04.2020

ESR 7, Norwegian Computing Center (NR), Oslo, Norway:

The Norwegian Computing Center (NR) seeks a research fellow (Early-Stage Researcher pursuing a PhD) to work on the topic of identity provisioning in the cloud. The objective of the work is to study how privacy, security and user experience are affected by design choices when building services that use cloud-based identities. Such choices include what user data to collect, and how and where to process the data and store it.

Topics include secure authentication, security of cloud-based services, formal modelling, advanced data analysis and its effect on privacy, and the relation between privacy, user experience and security. The ESR fellow will study the principles of identity provisioning, enabling sound methods for identity provisioning and authenticating to cloud-based services.

The ESR will be employed by and work at NR in Oslo, but he or she will follow the PhD programme at NTNU Gjøvik. The ESR must fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD programme.

Starting date: July 2020; duration 36 months.

Contact:

  • Senior Research Scientist Sigurd Eskeland, email: [email protected], phone: (+47) 22852619

More information about the application procedure can be found here: Prima-itn.eu

ESR 11, Norwegian Computing Center (NR), Oslo, Norway:

The Norwegian Computing Center (NR) seeks a research fellow (Early-Stage Researcher pursuing a PhD) to work on the topic of detecting privacy problems in software.

The objective of this work to give an operational definition of the term “privacy defect” and thus enable the semi-automatic detection of privacy-related issues in software. The work will build on previous work on formal specification and on existing tools for property checking and analysis of software. The project shall adapt and extend techniques to discover defects and design flaws related to processing of personal data and privacy policies, including the treatment of biometric information in distributed systems. The work will facilitate the building of tools that help software development organisations write software that complies with data protection regulation (such as the GDRP).

The ESR will be employed by and work at NR in Oslo, but he or she will follow the PhD programme at NTNU Gjøvik. The ESR must fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD programme.

Starting date: October 2020; duration 36 months.

Contact:

  • Chief Research Scientist Bjarte M. Østvold, email: [email protected], phone: (+47) 22852622

More information about the application procedure can be found here: Prima-itn.eu

Eligibility for ESR positions

Note that there are some requirements that a person must fullfil in order to be eligible as an ESR position.

Informally these rules are:

  • Early-stage researcher is someone who at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary is in his or her first four years of their research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • ESRs must comply with the MSCA mobility rule – max 12 months in the country of their host in the 3 years prior to recruitment. (In this case Norway.)
  • ESRs may come from any country in the world.

The formal rules are described by the EU in this document, see Sections 3.3, 3.4 and the definition on pages 6 and 7.

About the PriMa project

This vacancy is part of the EU-funded project PriMa. PriMa stands for Privacy Matters and is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

PriMa will train a next generation of researchers to define, investigate and implement solutions that ensure secure and efficient privacy protection whilst keeping the advantages of a digitalised society. The PhD students in PriMa will work on the analysis of privacy risks stemming from the digitalisation of society, the protection of privacy against these risks, and the impact assessment of proposed privacy protection solutions.

Besides this vacancy there are 13 other open PhD positions in PriMa. Potential applicants are invited to review these positions. More information about PriMa in general and the other vacancies, including links, can be found here: Prima-itn.eu

Privacy clause: Your application and personal information sent to the EURAXESS jobportal, the PriMa website and/or the individual recruiting entities will be processed (i) by the European Commission, within the modalities of EURAXESS specified under its Privacy Statement; and (ii) by all or some PriMa Consortium members. For the latter processing, all privacy and data protection information can be found here: Prima-itn.eu