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Title: PhD position in information systems: Human and Social Aspects of Privacy. Apply!

Job information:
Expected start date in position: Fall of 2017 / to be agreed upon
Contract length: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny, Internef

Your responsibilities:
Human and social factors play a key role in privacy. For instance, individuals’ privacy is affected by the actions of their friends. Also, individuals are influenced by their own past experience and their friends when making privacy-related decisions. This is particularly true and important for emerging technologies and services (e.g, quantified self and IoT).

The goal of this research project is to study the human and social aspects of privacy with a special focus on emerging technologies and services. To do so, the successful candidate may have to interact/collaborate with researchers from the medicine, law, sociology, or business/economics, while focusing on the core computer-science/information-system aspects of privacy.

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field,
  • Experience and strong abilities in programming. Experience in statistics and machine learning is a plus,
  • Good theoretical background in mathematics and computer science,
  • Strong interest and some experience in computer and communication security and information privacy as well as in related application domains (ubiquitous computing, social networking, etc.),
  • Taste for/willingness to participate in multidisciplinary projects involving medicine, digital forensics, law, sociology, or economics: open-mindedness is key to the success of such projects.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French and German is a plus. Good analytical and communication skills are essential.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training. Competitive salaries. Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Prof. Kévin Huguenin

Your application
Deadline 31.07.2017

  • curriculum vitae (2 pages max.),
  • a statement clearly describing your research interests and achievements,
  • the name of up to three references willing to write recommendation letters,
  • your university transcripts (bachelor and master level),
  • and an electronic version of a recent research project (e.g. master thesis, scientific publication).

Only applications through the UNIL’s official website (success factor) will be taken into account. Apply!

We thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.