Doctoral Research Fellowship within Internet Govenance, University of Oslo
Three positions as doctoral research fellows in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law
Three positions as PhD research fellows are available, each for three years, to undertake research as part of the project “Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law” (SIGNAL). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. The appointees will work as part of a team at the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of experts from other universities.
The period for each fellowship may be extended up to four (4) years, with teaching, supervision duties and research assistance constituting 25 % of the workload. A prerequisite for such an extension is that the appointee meets the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.
The SIGNAL project examines the legal regulatory structures for internet security by focusing on established, new and proposed legal security requirements, at both international and national levels, for critical internet infrastructure and cloud computing. The project has several objectives. These are to assess critically: (i) the degree to which the relevant legal security requirements take sensible account of internet development; (ii) the degree to which these requirements impact upon governance of critical internet infrastructure and cloud computing services; (iii) the extent to which intergovernmental organizations are exercising and able to exercise increasing influence on such governance; (iv) the degree to which the above legal security requirements engender fragmentation of the internet.
One of the appointed research fellows will undertake research on legal requirements relating to use of cryptography. The second appointee will undertake research on legal rules concerning the prevention of cybercrime. The third appointee will examine the role of intergovernmental organizations and international law in establishing security frameworks for critical internet infrastructure and cloud computing.
Although the focus of SIGNAL is on legal aspects of internet security, much of the research involved will be interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in socio-economic, technological and political processes, along with law. Moreover, the research will focus not just on legally binding codes (“hard law”) but also a range of “soft law” initiatives (e.g., recommendations, guidelines, memoranda of understandings, technical standards and industry/branch codes of practice). It will also take account of regulatory policy in a variety of jurisdictions.
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The government workforce should as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested candidates regardless of for instance gender or ethnicity.
For further information concerning the SIGNAL project, please contact the project leader Professor Lee A. Bygrave, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Location: Department of Private Law
Reference number: 2015/11781
Anna Gartner, research administration
Telephone: +47 22856606
Professor Lee A. Bygrave