[TYPES/announce] PhD and postdoc positions in security and privacy at Chalmers University of Technology

Andrei Sabelfeld andrei at chalmers.se
Mon Feb 21 08:24:29 EST 2022

Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for PhD and
postdoc positions in security and privacy. The PhD students and
postdoc will join a high-profile group of researchers on security and
privacy, the Chalmers Security Lab
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cse.chalmers.se/research/group/security/__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebPoGCPaNw$  Software is often
the root cause of vulnerabilities in modern computing systems.  By
focusing on securing the software, we target principled security
mechanisms that provide robust protection against large classes of
attacks. Typed-based approaches to application security are of
our particular interest.

The PhD students and postdoc will join one of our ambitious projects:

-WebSec: Securing Web-driven Systems
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cse.chalmers.se/research/group/security/websec/__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebNtA2x_8A$  conducted
jointly with Uppsala University, and funded by the Swedish Foundation
for Strategic Research (SSF). Promotional video of Chalmers research
on securing web applications https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://vimeo.com/82206652__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebOBZNUYnQ$ 

-WASP NEST CyberSecIT, a framework project conducted jointly with KTH
and Umeå University to explore the security and privacy of IoT
applications, with the emphasis on software. NESTs are flagship
projects of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software
Program (WASP https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wasp-sweden.org/__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebPQvqS7WQ$  ). The PhD student will thus
enjoy the benefits of the WASP graduate school.

-VR NewGen project with Uppsala University on applications of
programming language-based, SMT solving, and symbolic execution
techniques to discover vulnerabilities and secure software systems by

The PhD students and postdoc in systems and languages for security and
privacy will be supervised by Prof. Andrei Sabelfeld
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cse.chalmers.se/*andrei/__;fg!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebOCT6_FYA$  (recipient of a number of awards
by ERC, SSF, Google, and Facebook as well as the Chalmers PhD
Supervisor of the Year award).

The PhD student in usable privacy and security will be supervised by
Prof. Simone Fischer-Hübner https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://simone.hotell.kau.se/__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebN2yvc9Lw$  (recipient
of a number of awards by EU H2020, SSF, Google), Professor at Karlstad
University and Affiliated Professor at Chalmers.

The PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally
include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Salary
for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for
PhD student positions, currently starting from 31,000 SEK per month
before taxes.

This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two
years, with a possibility of a one-year extension. Salary for the
position is in line with Chalmers' general agreement for postdoc
positions, around 40,000 SEK per month before taxes.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/Pages/default.aspx__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebNt1K3jHQ$  is a
joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the
University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city
of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30
countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations
to applied systems development. We provide high-quality education at
Bachelor's, Master's, and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses
each year. We also have extensive national and international
collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the
coastal city of Gothenburg https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.goteborg.com/en/__;!!IBzWLUs!GWrdd6F0s4koNsnAimDShJvSjlO0Gf6kzwfbqDml0c4AEYU6LpFzw_bEmkXyqtP5iKpYebOHTc8lTA$  . Read more
about working at Chalmers
and our benefits
for employees. Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender
balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE
Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity
are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application deadline: 1 May 2022.

For details, including employment conditions and how to apply, see:

2 PhD student positions in systems and languages for cybersecurity and privacy:


PhD student position in usable privacy and security:


Postdoc in systems and languages for cybersecurity and privacy:


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