PhD student position in Cybersecurity

Internet Analytics Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: February 14, 2022 23:59 AoE (15 February 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

IMDEA Networks Institute invites applications for a Ph.D position in the area of cybersecurity. The selected candidate will become a member of the Internet Analytics Group headed by Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez.

The candidate will conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of cybersecurity and network measurements, with a focus on IoT privacy and security or mobile privacy and security.

The positions offers:

  • Working in a collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment in the vibrant city of Madrid.
  • The expectation to publish impactful work at top-tier venues in network measurements (e.g., ACM IMC) and cybersecurity (e.g., USENIX Security Symposium, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, ACM CCS, NDSS, PETS)
  • Making practical and theoretical contributions in the area of cybersecurity and network measurements, with an expectation to make societal, scientific, regulatory and industrial contributions (see prior work of the team)

Skills Required:

  • Ms.C.  in Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering or related areas.
  • Critical thinking
  • Good knowledge in any of the following domains: computer systems, networking, cibersecurity or software engineering.
  • English proficiency is mandatory
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.

Contract Duration and Type:

  • Up to 4 years.
  • Competitive salary. Candidate’s experience will be considered.
  • Full-time contract. Includes social and health benefits

IMDEA Networks is an equal employer, and explicitly encourages qualified female candidates to apply. Candidates shall submit by the call deadline, a CV, motivation letter, and two reference letters through the IMDEA Networks Institute hiring portal, at

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: February 14, 2022 23:59 AoE (15 February 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ