PhD in Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructures Digital Twins

PhD in Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructures Digital Twins


PhD in Cyber-Safety for Crucial Infrastructures Digital Twins

On the Division of Info Safety and Communications Expertise we now have a emptiness for a PhD candidate in “Cyber-Safety for Crucial Infrastructures Digital Twins”.

Digital twins have developed from passive monitoring and state estimation methods to built-in sociotechnical mechanisms which might be important for strategic modeling and planning, in addition to operational real-time monitoring and management of cyber-physical methods. With a view to help these functionalities, the operation of digital twins depends closely on sustaining constancy and synchronization with the manufacturing methods to which they’re focused. That is significantly vital in safety-critical methods, from energy station mills to manufacturing methods or manufacturing amenities within the oil and fuel trade.

The analysis can be carried out inside the context of SFI NORCICS, the brand new 8-year research-based innovation Norwegian Middle for Cybersecurity in Crucial Sectors. These sectors embrace electrical energy manufacturing and distribution, oil & fuel manufacturing and distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, monetary providers, transportation, sensible districts. NORCICS follows a holistic, complete and systemic strategy addressing individuals, processes and know-how to guard important sectors all through the cybersecurity core features (determine, defend, detect, reply, recuperate). NORCICS has companions from academia, analysis, the general public sector and the trade.

This PhD venture is part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU- Norway’s largest college, 11 top-level educational companions in 8 European nations, and eight industrial companions inside sectors of excessive societal relevance.

Inside PERSEUS we’ll recruit 40 PhD candidates who wish to contribute to a sensible, protected and sustainable future. We’re on the lookout for extremely expert PhD candidates motivated to strategy societal challenges inside one of many following thematic areas:

  • Large knowledge and AI
  • Digital Twins
  • Web of Issues
  • Prolonged Actuality
  • Info and Cyber Safety

All individuals within the PERSEUS community carry distinctive and vital qualities with them into the doctoral programme. The PERSEUS PhD candidates may have the chance to collaborate with researchers within the associate establishments and in different venture consortia, and profit from these collaborative analysis and training actions.

As a part of the PERSEUS workforce you’ll work alongside different extremely motivated and gifted PhD candidates and researchers. Additionally, you will have entry to the information base, state-of-the-art analysis infrastructure, and influence orientation of the companions within the workforce.

Along with your training and growth inside the thematic analysis space, you’ll achieve transferable abilities inside venture growth and administration, science communication, analysis ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial considering, in addition to fundamental college didactics.

As a PERSEUS PhD candidate, you’ll be employed by NTNU. Throughout your keep, you’ll do a 2-3 month worldwide keep and a 1-2 month nationwide stick with one of many PERSEUS companions. This may mean you can prolong your community inside academia and trade, and to find out about your analysis space from a tutorial, innovation, and societal perspective.

The length of the PhD employment is 36 months.

Beginning gross wage is 491.200 NOK/yr (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/yr by the change charge of Could 2021).

We’re on the lookout for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who wish to contribute to our quest to create information for a greater world. PERSEUS recruits candidates in line with the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. candidates can not have spent greater than 12 months in Norway over the last 3 years.

We consider in truthful and open processes. All purposes can be thought-about by way of a clear analysis process, with impartial observers concerned.

The place’s working place is NTNU campus in Gjøvik. You’ll report back to the Head of the Division.

We stay up for welcome you to the PERSEUS workforce.

Duties of the place

  • The PhD candidate will work on difficult analysis issues associated to growing digital twin demonstrators, and mechanisms that enable the monitoring and safety of such digital twin configurations focused in the direction of safety-critical cyber-physical methods. The first goal of this work is to develop digital twin demonstrations of adequate constancy and talent to help reasonable situations inside chosen sectors, reminiscent of manufacturing, vitality, and sensible cities. Consequently, the candidate will utilise this functionality to check knowledge flows, state synchronisation, and broadly binding processes between manufacturing methods and the corresponding digital twins. This may enable to evaluate dangers and assault strategies in the direction of the chosen manufacturing methods, the digital twin configurations, and the bindings between the 2. This may type the idea not just for the event of detection and mitigation mechanisms for assaults focused in the direction of the monitoring and management processes, but additionally for coaching of incident dealing with and evaluation.
  • Endeavor the mandatory programs (30 ECTS) as a part of the PhD programme;
  • Submitting an utility for admission and a analysis plan no later than 3 months after the employment;
  • Conducting top quality analysis and report progress frequently and in settlement with the supervisors.

Required choice standards

  • Worldwide mobility necessities: Candidates of any age and any nationality can be eligible so far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, particularly, the candidates should not have resided or carried out their primary exercise (work, research, and many others.) within the nation of the host group (Norway) for greater than 12 months within the 3 years instantly earlier than the decision deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Training necessities: 5 years of upper training (BSC and MSC) or training equal to (300 ECTS). The grade necessities are B or larger (based mostly on NTNU’s grading scale). Training must be documented by diploma complement or equal documentation in English and embrace an outline of the tutorial system. Worldwide Relations do require Chinese language diplomas to be verified utilizing CHSI. The NTNU Workplace of Worldwide Relations will consider levels and diplomas.
  • Language ability necessities: The candidates can be requested to offer proof of excellent English language abilities, written and spoken. The next certificates could also be used as such proof: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificates in Superior English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificates of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Data Management: The PhD candidates who, based mostly on a complete first-hand evaluation, may come into battle with laws governing exports of information, know-how and providers won’t advance farther from the primary stage within the recruitment course of. For additional info, please consult with the Export Management Act.

As well as, the candidate should have:

  • Data within the related thematic space and particular digital abilities.
  • Robust educational background in Info Safety, electrical engineering, digital engineering and/or pc science or equal training.
  • Educational and/or skilled background within the research areas and sectors, as listed and prioritized above.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the laws in pressure regarding State Workers and Civil Servants and Rules regarding the levels of Philosophiae Physician (PhD) and Philosodophiae Physician (PhD) in inventive analysis nationwide pointers for appointment as PhD, submit physician and analysis assistant  

Most popular choice standards

  • Expertise with growing testing and simulation platforms for cyber bodily methods.
  • Background in info/cyber safety.
  • Expertise with threat and menace modeling.
  • Robust motivation for top of the range analysis.
  • Programming and modeling abilities in related instruments (e.g. MATLAB, LabView) (As related to the place).
  • Analysis background inside at the least one of many aforementioned fields.
  • Glorious communication abilities.
  • Good written and oral English.

Private traits

  • Reveal independence and persistence in addressing technical issues.
  • Be versatile and dependable.
  • Means to work independently but additionally in a workforce,
  • Dedication and supply with respect to deadlines.

We provide

Wage and situations

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are usually remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 each year earlier than tax, nonetheless it could be negotiable (elevated) relying on excessive stage of {qualifications} and analysis expertise of the candidate. From the wage, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The interval of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD place requires that you’re admitted to the PhD programme in Info Safety inside three months of employment, and that you just take part in an organized PhD programme throughout the employment interval.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the laws in pressure regarding State Workers and Civil Servants, and the acts regarding Management of the Export of Strategic Items, Providers and Expertise. Candidates who by evaluation of the appliance and attachment are seen to battle with the factors within the latter legislation can be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you will need to assume that there could also be modifications within the space of labor.

It’s a prerequisite you will be current at and accessible to the establishment each day.

Concerning the utility

The applying and supporting documentation for use as the idea for the evaluation have to be in English.

Publications and different scientific work should comply with the appliance. Please be aware that purposes are solely evaluated based mostly on the data out there on the appliance deadline. It’s best to make sure that your utility exhibits clearly how your abilities and expertise meet the factors that are set out above.

Please submit your utility electronically by way of Jobbnorge web site. Purposes submitted elsewhere/incomplete purposes won’t be thought-about. Candidates should add the next paperwork inside the time limit:

  • CV together with info related for the {qualifications}, submitted along with an identification doc.
  • Identify, present affiliation and electronic mail deal with of at the least 2 individuals that may present reference for you.
  • Licensed copies of educational diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter.
  • Candidates from universities outdoors of Norway can be requested to ship a diploma complement (or an analogous doc) which describes in particulars the research and grading system, and the rights for additional research related to the obtained diploma. Chinese language candidates are required to offer affirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A analysis curiosity description (most 2 pages) that features a brief presentation of the motivation for a PhD research, suitability for the place and the applicant’s view in the direction of listed analysis challenges in addition to the theoretical and methodological strategy to the challenges.
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works can be thought-about. Whether it is tough to determine your contribution to joint works, you will need to connect a short description of your participation.

Within the analysis of which candidate is finest certified, emphasis can be positioned on training, expertise and private suitability.

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for analysis high quality in line with The San Francisco Declaration on Analysis Evaluation – DORA.

Normal info

Working at NTNU

A great work surroundings is characterised by variety. We encourage certified candidates to use, no matter their gender, practical capability or cultural background.

The town of Gjøvik has a inhabitants of 30 000 and is a city recognized for its wealthy music and cultural life. The gorgeous nature surrounding town is right for an lively outside life! The Norwegian welfare state, together with healthcare, faculties, kindergartens and total equality, might be the very best of its variety on this planet.

As an worker at NTNU, you will need to always adhere to the modifications that the event within the topic entails and the organizational modifications which might be adopted.

In line with the Info Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, place and municipality could also be made public even when you’ve got requested to not have your title entered on the listing of candidates.

If in case you have any questions in regards to the place, please contact Affiliate Professor Vasileios Gkioulos, phone +47 61135162, electronic mail If in case you have any questions in regards to the recruitment course of, please contact Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, e-mail:

If you’re invited for interview you will need to embrace licensed copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please consult with the appliance quantity 2021/42373 when making use of.

Utility deadline: 30.09.2021.

NTNU – information for a greater world

NTNU – information for a greater world

The Norwegian College of Science and Expertise (NTNU) creates information for a greater world and options that may change on a regular basis life.

Division of Info Safety and Communication Expertise

Analysis is significant to the safety of our society. We train and conduct analysis in cyber safety, info safety, communications networks and networked providers. Our areas of experience embrace biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, safety in e-health and welfare know-how, clever transportation methods and malware. The Division of Info Safety and Communication Expertise is one among seven departments within the College of Info Expertise and Electrical Engineering .

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