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NeCS Call for PhD applications

Announcement of selection for the Doctoral Programme in Information and Communication Technology 33rd cycle - Project European Training Network for Cyber-security - NeCS ETN H2020- MSCA-ITN-2015 – Marie Sklodowska-Curie - Innovative Training Network (ITN) at the University of Trento - Security Research Group

Number of positions: 1

Deadline on 30th June 2017

The NeCS Project

More informations about NeCS Consortium can be found on the NeCS Project Web Site. The winners are considered Early Stage Researchers under the provisions of the rules of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions and therefore positions are reserved for those who fulfill the conditions for admission.

The University of Trento particularly welcomes applications from women for this post.

Risk metrics for vulnerabilities (1 position)

This topic is devoted to the research and training in the design, development and validation of cyber-security risk assessment methodology and practical security risk metrics for critical infrastructures. It will also include the design, implementation of empirical validation procedures and experiments to validate risk and security methodology based on a sufficiently representative dataset of vulnerabilities and exploits.

For information on the overall research activities of the research group in Trento please see the Security Group Web Page. You can also contact For formal application details see below.

Formal requirements

  • 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. If selected, they will be enrolled in the PhD programs of the University of Trento.
  • The applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, study, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Contract Details

  • Research fellowship (Gross): €33.051/year
  • Mobility allowance (Gross): €5.9756/year
  • Possible Family Allowance in addition to coverage of study and research relates expenses
  • National Health Insurance: Italy has a free National Health Service. Registration costs up to € 149,77 is provided by the University
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years. The extention for the 3rd year to complete the PhD to be negotiated with the advisor for successful applicants.

Employment will start preferably from 1st August 2017 (or earlier) and at most from 30th of September. The academic year starts 1st November 2017.

Candidates who have not been resident in Italy may benefit of a special tax reduction package.

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to and in copy to the Coordinator of the NeCS consortium with Subject: NeCS-UNITN. Attachments must include a single pdf file containing the following:

  • CV (with list of publications, if any, and at least two contacts for reference)
  • Copy of Master's Degree (including transcript, grades, title and abstract of Master's thesis).
    • If the degree certificate is in a language different than English, an English translation should be provided. At time of selection such translation doesn't need to be an official translation. The candidate selected for the positions will have to provide an official translation (in either English or Italian).
  • Research proposal
  • Statement of purpose
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