[Jobs] 2 PhD Positions , Security group, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Zannone, N. n.zannone at tue.nl
Di Feb 27 18:33:18 CET 2018

We are looking for 2 PhD students at the Department of Computer Science 
and Mathematics of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The 
candidates will work in the Security group on the SECREDAS project.

The high-level goal of SECREDAS is to propose a significant and 
innovative solution for Safety, Security and Privacy dedicated for 
automated systems. This solution will include a reference architecture, 
powerful components and common approaches regarding integration and 
verification for the sectors of automotive, health and rail for which 
the automation is major challenge regarding the safety of operation, the 
security of persons and the privacy of citizens. Thereby, it is 
essential to combine high security with privacy protection, while 
preserving safety and operational performance.

Within the SECREDAS project, one PhD student will focus on authorization 
solutions for IoT and data governance, whereas the goal of the other PhD 
student is to investigate solutions for increasing the security of 
in-vehicle communications by developing anomaly detection techniques 
capable of identifying deviations in device communication patterns.

An extensive project description is available on request.

- carry out research within the project, in cooperation with the other 
parties involved;
- develop and maintain the tools required by the project, in cooperation 
with the other parties involved;
- contribute to the writing of scientific papers;
- finishing a PhD thesis within four years;
- contributing to the teaching activities of the Security group.

Job requirements

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
- an MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related field with 
above average results;
- a research oriented attitude;
- interest in computer security;
- knowledge of Java;
- knowledge  of formal methods and computer networks is a plus;
- good communicative skills in English, both written and oral;
- ability to work in a team, cooperate with the industrial partners.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
- a full-time employment as a PhD-candidate for a period of 4 years;
- a gross salary between € 2.222,00 per month (first year) and € 
2.840,00 per month (last year);
- annually 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance;
- support with your personal development and career planning including 
courses, summer schools, conference visits etc.;
- a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical 
infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage 
of costs of publishing the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).

Information and application


For more information about the project, please contact dr. N. Zannone , 
e-mail: n.zannone at tue.nl
For information about employment conditions please contact the HR 
advisor TU/e, Mrs. Marjolein von Reth, e-mail: pzwin at tue.nl


Applications should be submitted before March 15, 2018 at 

The application should consist of the following parts:

- a motivation letter;
- a Curriculum Vitae;
- copies of your diplomas together with the list of grades, and other 
relevant certificates;
- names and addresses of two referees;
- proof of English language skills (if applicable).

Please keep in mind: you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.

Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received 
and will continue until the position has been filled.

Nicola Zannone
Security Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB  Eindhoven
Phone: +31 (0)40 2472646

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