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Research Scientist Positions in Cybersecurity

PORTIC is looking for 2 full-time research scientists, in the area of Cybersecurity

Following a strategic plan of research development, supported by regional funds, PORTIC is looking for 2 full-time research scientists, in the area of Cybersecurity. The selected researchers will contribute and drive research within a broad strategic plan including, but not restricted to, topics of:


Reference PORTIC-01-2020: i) secure networks and computing systems; ii) security mechanisms in IoT.

Reference PORTIC-02-2020: i) security and privacy of data; ii) management of digital identities.


Candidates should have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Applied Mathematics, or similar, a publication record and preferably with experience in research projects.


The selected researchers are expected to proactively collaborate in the definition and implementation of the research area strategy, promote and drive research activities leading to a strong publication effort, and lead research funding proposals.


PORTIC offers an excellent working environment, with multidisciplinary teams and career development possibilities. The researchers will work in a highly collaborative environment with other members of the center and industry collaborators, in an open and fertile environment.


Selected candidates will be employed with a contract of 3 to 6 years, starting tentatively in February 2021, with a gross monthly salary of roughly 3200 €, following the 14 times per year salary model in Portugal.


Applications are made at https://portal.ipp.pt/concursos/sc/pessoal/

The evaluation of the scientific and curricular merits of the candidates focuses on the relevance, quality and current impact of:

- the scientific and technological production of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate,

- the applied or practice-based research activities developed over the last five years and considered as having the greatest impact by the candidate,

- the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge produced during the last five years, in particular in the context of the promotion of culture and scientific practices that are considered to be of greater relevance by the candidate,

- the activities of management of science, technology, and innovation programs, or of the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system and higher education, in Portugal or abroad.


The application must include all supported documents as specified in the call, in particular:

. Certificate or Diploma attesting the conferring of a doctorate degree; Portuguese certificate of degree recognition or copy of the formal request for degree recognition or Degree Registration,

- Curriculum of the candidate, detailed and duly structured, in order to enable an evaluation on the relevance, quality and actuality of the scientific and curricular merits and in accordance with the merits presented above

- Copy of the documentation supporting the activities and results as presented in the curriculum vitae, or links to it,

- Motivation Letter, with a research plan.


Guide for applications (English): https://www.portic.ipp.pt/positions/Instructions to apply.pdf

More information: jobs@portic.ipp.pt