Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by IIT-CNR (10/08/2015 15.08)

Marie Curie Actions funded fellowship NeCS European Network for Cyber Security

The European Network for Cyber Security offers 15 PhD/ESR research positions in several fields related to cyber security

Research Fields

Computer science - Other

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility: 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. All the ESRs will be required to be enrolled in the PhD programs. The applicants (regardless of their nationalities) must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Selection process

The ESR positions are offered in different countries:
• Italy: 4 positions at National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and 2 positions at University of Trento (UNITN);
• Spain: 2 positions at University of Malaga (UMA) and 2 positions at Atos;
• Germany: 1 position at Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD);
• UK: 2 positions at British Telecom (BT) and 2 positions at University of Kent (UoK).
The scope of each position is presented here:
Position Organization Scope
Position 1 CNR Risk aware data usage control
Position 2 CNR Risk assessment for cyber-insurance
Position 3 UMA Metrics for cyber-security
Position 4 UMA Trustworthy information exchange
Position 5 CNR Dynamic threat assessment & prediction
Position 6 TUD Security risk measurement & SLAs
Position 7 UNITN Risk metrics for vulnerabilities
Position 8 UNITN Attack vectors & cyber-threats
Position 9 BT Security Operations management systems and services and EU policy compliance
Position 10 UoK Privacy- and Secrecy- preserving, Secure Processing of Big-Data / EU policy compliance
Position 11 BT Multi-staged attack & advanced malware
Position 12 ATOS Intelligence & incident information sharing
Position 13 ATOS Run-time adaptation of security
Position 14 CNR Usage control for information sharing
Position 15 UoK Modelling and analysing trust and influence in social networks

Applications Process: The applications are performed in two stages:
Phase I (Central Network Application): The applicant sends to a single pdf file containing the following: (1) CV in the EuroPass format (with list of publications and at least two contacts for reference) (2) Statement expressing their research interest and plans, and (3) Desired position(s) # and name(s) of host entity.
Phase II (Local enrolment): After passing the conformance check in Phase I, the application follows the local recruitment procedures of the selected NeCS recruiting organization to conduct the local enrolment.
Deadlines: Applications will be reviewed in a streaming manner with next selection on June 15th 2016.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year15
Annual budget1.000.000 EURO
Frequency of calls1
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsGermany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year15
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship36
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EU Research Framework Programme

H2020/Marie Curie Actions (Except COFUND)

Funding organisation / Contacts

Public research
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