PhD Student in Security Assurance in Automotive Systems University of Gothenburg

PhD Student in Security Assurance in Automotive Systems

Deadline: December 23, 2017

To apply and for further info: https://goo.gl/pcdTAa

There is a PhD position available in secure software engineering at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.


A PhD Student position in Sweden is a full-time employment with a competitive monthly salary and full social benefits, for a time of five years of full-time study. There are no tuition fees for PhD studies.


The successful candidate will work in the research area of secure software engineering. The position is sponsored by a joint research project between the university and two automotive companies: Volvo and Volvo Cars. The position gives the opportunity to develop theoretical results that can be directly validated in an industrial context.


The overall goal of the project is to provide methods and tools for the vehicle industry to assess whether the products that are released and used on the roads meet the security targets. The key research question is how a project manager can get specific assurance that a product being developed is secure enough and can be released. In practice, we will focus on two aspects: (1) what evidence needs to be collected throughout the software development process, and (2) how to build the security assurance argumentation from the available evidence.


The position is placed in the Software Engineering Division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. You will be embedded in a vibrant and tightly-knit group conducting research in many varied fields of software engineering, including model-driven development, product line engineering, testing, empirical software engineering, requirements engineering, autonomic computing, and cloud computing. Founded in 2010, the division has grown to include more than 20 faculty members. Today, we are arguably one of the largest academic software engineering groups in academia.


Our modern offices are located in beautiful Lindholmen, a part of Gothenburg overseeing the Göta canal. We particularly like to collaborate with industry. Past and ongoing projects have included collaborations with Volvo, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, SAP, Siemens, and many smaller Swedish and international companies.


With 900’000 inhabitants, Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden. It is located directly at the sea on Sweden’s west coast. Gothenburg is safe, well-connected through bus, train, and an international airport. Sweden is known for a very high standard of living, which includes access to health care for everybody, extensive child support, and an excellent and accessible educational system.


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