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10 PhD Students to Cybercampus Sverige

What is Cybercampus Sverige?
Cybercampus Sverige is a national collaboration between several universities, research institutes, government agencies and companies across Sweden. Cybercampus Sverige will identify, execute, strengthen, and coordinate cross-university education, research, and innovation on topics important for Swedish civil and military cyber defence as well as industrial competitiveness. The mission for Cybercampus Sverige is to carry out agile and cutting-edge cybersecurity education, research, and innovation vital for a resilient and competitive Sweden that go beyond what is possible for an individual university, institute, agency, or company.

RISE with Professor Shahid Raza leads the research pillar of Cybercampus and is now recruiting 10 PhD students. The positions are distributed between RISE and the partner universities with physical placement at Cybercampus in Stockholm. Professor Simone Fischer-Hübner from Karlstad University oversees research education and is in charge of establishing a National Cybersecurity graduate school for Cybercampus and Dr Katarina Boustedt from RISE serves as research coordinator of Cybercampus.

Who are Cybercampus?
Currently, most Swedish universities are either in the process to sign, or have already signed, LoIs to join Cybercampus. As soon as these organisations join as official partners to Cybercampus they will be eligible for hosting PhD students.

Key Cybersecurity Research Needs in Sweden
Research topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • ­ Secure Cloud and Edge Processing
  • ­ Open-Source Software and Hardware
  • ­ Trustworthy AI
  • ­ Trustworthy IoT
  • ­ Cybersecurity for Industry 5.0
  • ­ Intelligent and Controlled Network Infrastructure
  • ­ Vulnerability Analysis
  • ­ Automating Cybersecurity
  • ­ 6G and Cybersecurity

These topics pose cybersecurity challenges that need to be addressed by researchers with complementing technical expertise and through interdisciplinary cooperation. Therefore, Cybercampus also intends to support interdisciplinary cooperation projects with researchers from law and/or social sciences.

Some of the key benefits offered to PhD students by Cybercampus and to be part of the Cybercampus graduate school are:

  • - Free access to physical office space in the Cybercampus building for PhD students and postdocs.
  • - Strong guided cooperation with other co-located PhD students.
  • - Access to other professors, PIs, and senior staff.
  • - Access to campus research infrastructures and other infrastructures that Cybercampus made agreement with and provide free of charge via the campus.
  • - Free access to Cybersecurity technical infrastructure and hacking lab
  • - Access to research engineers and software developers on need bases for proof-of-concept implementations.
  • - Opportunity to have international short-term mobility or secondments at Cybercampus industrial or academic partners.
  • - Access to travel funds for the presentation of scientific papers.
  • - PhD students’ Graduate School with joint deepening and broadening cybersecurity courses held by participating universities
  • - PhD students are eligible for student housing and other benefits granted to Stockholm-based students
  • - Mobility grants for visits at home universities.

Who are you?
As a candidate for this PhD position, you must, at the time of employment, have a Master of Science degree in computer science / computer engineering / information security or related areas. Expertise and experience in cybersecurity will be a significant part of the selection process. Good command of both spoken and written English is required.

Working in Sweden
Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. All PhD students and Postdocs are full employees, with standard salaries and five weeks of paid holiday. The starting salary of PhD student varies with the affiliation and is currently starting at 31000 SEK/month. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits, and, after being awarded a PhD degree, non-EU citizens are eligible for permanent work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and employers often provide additional occupational health services and subsidizes athletic costs such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.

Welcome with your application
The application deadline is August 9, 2024. Your application should include a description of yourself, your research interests, CV, copies of relevant university degrees and transcripts, a copy of your MSc thesis and other relevant documents. You are also encouraged to provide contact information for up to three reference persons as well as your earliest possible date for starting. RISE is collaborating with Simone Fischer-Hübner at Karlstad University in this recruitment process. By applying, you acknowledge that Simone Fischer-Hübner will also have access to your application.

Rules pertaining to the host university will apply. Applications will be reviewed continuously and interviews with potential candidates will be carried out soon after the deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact either

We do not accept applications by e-mail.

Union representatives at RISE are Linda Ikatti, Unionen, 010-516 51 61 and Ulf Nordberg, Sveriges Ingenjörer, 010-5166959.

About the position



Contract type

Temporary position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

­Shahid Raza, Director of Research

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