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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Cybersecurity, Norway

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2016

Deadline: Feb 04, 2016

University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Cybersecurity, Norway

A position as PhD Research Fellow in Cybersecurity is available at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, and will be for a period of 3 years. The starting date is as soon as possible and no later than 15 August 2016. The position is hosted at the IFI Research Group in Networks and DistributedSystems (ND) and the ConSeRNS security research team at the University of Oslo.

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Job Description

The PhD fellowship is part of the Oslo Analytics research project, and will focus on information security in general, and in particular, on security threat and vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, and cybersecurity data analysis and machine learning. The proposed research topic is not expected to be final, since the successful candidate will ultimately define their project jointly with their supervisors during the first two months of the fellowship. The fellowship will have at least two supervisors, typically drawn from the scientific staff at the Department of Informatics and a project partner. The PhD position is located at Informatics Department at the campus of Oslo University (IFI home page:


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. The candidate for the fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and is expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in Informatics, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, with some specialisation in information security and/or data analytics and machine learning.

The fellowship requires admission to the research training program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training, including a project outline (made out in cooperation with the appropriate PhD advisors), must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission is to be approved within three months. Due to the nature of the Oslo Analytics project, only candidates from European and NATO countries may apply.

A good command of English is required.

Working and living environment

The Department of Informatics is located in a modern building with excellent facilities and working conditions. In the ConSeRNS team there is a good gender balance, and an international environment with people from approx. 10 countries, where the working language is English.  UiO offers a good range of language courses, e.g. Norwegian for foreigners or English academic writing.

The University of Oslo offers several benefits for employees; 


Pay grade:  50 - 57  (430 500 – NOK 483 700 NOK per year)

The application must include

  • Application letter, including a statement of interests, and optionally a proposed research topic
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications).
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Optionally, up to three publications or academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application letter may propose a possible research topic of interest to the candidate, including a brief reflection about the scientific challenges involved. This letter and statement of research interest should not exceed two pages. All documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

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