University of Bergen

Department of Informatics

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD position in Computer Security – 4 positions

At the Department of Informatics ( we have 4 temporary positions as research fellow (PhD student) in computer security available. Each position is for 4 years.

About the project/work tasks
We invite applications within the fields of secure and reliable communication (including cryptography), coding theory, information theory and general computer security including computer and communication infrastructures, as well as the design and functionality of software with focus on security and robustness.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The applicants must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in computer science, mathematics or a similar field of study. Candidates in their final semester are invited to apply if they plan to complete their final master’s exam by 1 September 2017. Employment will then be postboned until the master’s degree is obtained.

The applicants must have a solid background in topics that are relevant for the procject as outlined above.

The applicants must be highly motivated, able to work independently in a disciplined manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.

Proficiency in both written and oral English is a requirement.

Since the candidates are expected to assist with teaching, documented proficiency in Norwegian may be considered an advantage.

About the PhD position
The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

The candidate will be assigned to work in a relevant research group within the department or in our affiliated unit Simula@uib, (, depending on qualifications and research interest.

About the research training
As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a time period of 4 years (equivalent to 3 years of full time work).A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within 3 months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

A good and professionally challenging working environment.

Salary at pay grade 50 (code 1017/pay range 20.8); in the state salary scale, currently NOK 436 900 gross p.a. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.

Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

A position in an inclusive workplace (IA-enterprise)

Good welfare benefits

The application must include:

A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.

The names and contact details of at least two referees. One of these may be the main supervisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.

CV in pdf format (in addition to completing the CV in Jobbnorge)

Transcripts and diplomas that are complete on the closing date of application.

If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of the award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 1 September 2017.

Relevant certificates and references

A list of publications (if any).

The publications themselves (if any), including the master’s thesis.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded to Jobbnorge.

Closing date for application: 1 July 2017

General information
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of the Department Petter Bjørstad (e-mail: 

The state labor force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.





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  • Deadline
    Saturday, July 1, 2017
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