Ph.D. position - DevSecOps

Høgskolen i Østfold

Europe , Norway


Ending On: 15 Oct 2020 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Ph.D. position - DevSecOps



Requirements: Location: Norge / Viken / Halden
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Ph.D. position - DevSecOps
  • Utdanning, Forskning og Utvikling
  • Utdanning og Undervisning
  • Universitet/Høgskole
Norge, Viken, Halden
15 okt 2020

Jobbnorge ID: 192444

About the position

The Ph.D. position is a full time (100%) fixed term position for 3 years and fully funded by Østfold University College.

Project title: A DevSecOps-enabled framework for risk management of critical infrastructures

Project description: The cybersecurity panorama of Norway shows that threats to Norwegian businesses and infrastructure are growing. The increase in cybersecurity risk is due to several factors ranging from inadequate security and technological development to security policy changes and sophisticated attacks. In the specific functional field of critical infrastructures, due to the increasing dependence on software systems, cybersecurity is an increasing concern. In this scenario, the three pillars of the project are:

  1. Integration of Safety and Security
  2. Adoption of DevSecOps practices
  3. Continuous risk management

Thus, the project is aimed to combine knowledge coming from this three pillars in a framework that allows organizations in charge of critical infrastructures to manage cybersecurity and safety aspects based on DevSecOps and continuous risk assessment in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will be a member of an active research group at the Faculty of Computer Sciences and included in the strategic research initiative The Digital Society at Østfold University College. He or she is expected to do research, develop prototype implementations and write research papers on the topic of his or her project.

Essential Criteria

  • Completed a Master's degree or equivalent within the field of Computer Science, Software Engineering or a closely related field
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master's degree must be B or better in terms of the Norwegian grading scale
  • Bachelor degree must be C or better in terms of the Norwegian grading scale
  • For international candidates (outside of EU/EEA area), approved TOEFL English profficieny test with min score 90 or IELTS test with min. score 7.5
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Documented knowledge in DevOps tools and approaches
  • Documented competence in security aspects in software engineering and cybersecurity arenas

Emphasis will be placed on the following:

  • Prior academic output (papers in academic conferences / journals. Impact of each output will be judged based on impact)
  • Prior relevant work experience (if applicable)
  • The applicant's own ideas of research themes and research design that would be relevant for the project proposal.
  • Very good programming skills
  • Interpersonal skills and a willingness to work as part of an international team based in Norway
  • Organized and Self-motivated individual, eager to work with industry partners and colleagues on research problems

Admission and appointment

Currently ØUC does not offer a Ph.D.-programme. Consequently, the selected candidate must be admitted to a Ph.D.-programme at another institution. The application process will be assisted by the Faculty of Computer Sciencesor ØUC Research Administration Department. Confirmed admission to a Ph.D.-program must be available prior to employment as a Ph.D. student, and at the latest six months after signing the employment contract.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the State Employees law, the act relating to Universities and Universities Colleges and the national guidelines for appointment as a Ph.D. student, a postdoctoral fellow or a research assistants.


Depending on qualifications and relevant experience, Ph.D. candidates will be placed in the Norwegian government pay scale position code "1017 Ph.D. student" (449.400, - 505.800 NOK per year) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

The appointment process and the conditions of employment will follow national guidelines for University and University College PhD scholars.


In order to apply, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button. You will need to create an account, if you do not have one already, in order to log on.

Application must include the following:

  • letter of intent (one page) that includes your qualifications, skills and motivation.
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications (if applicable). Include a short description of your contribution in multi-authored publications.
  • copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified and translated to English if not awarded in the Scandinavian region)

All attachments should be included electronically within the application deadline. The faculty may require further documentation, e.g. proof of claimed English proficiency.

Contact details

For further information about the project, please contact the Project leader. For other information, please contact Human Resources or the Research Director.

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Høgskolen i Østfold holder til i Fredrikstad og Halden; tett innpå skjærgården og flott turterreng i skog og mark, med kort vei til storbyer som Oslo og Gøteborg.

Vi er en høgskole i vekst og utvikling med fokus på tett og godt samarbeid med våre studenter og på tvers av fagmiljø. Vi har en solid posisjon i næringslivet med gode relasjoner til våre lokale og regionale partnere. Vi tilbyr et bredt spekter av studier på bachelor- og masternivå, med fokus på aktuell forskning.

Avdeling for økonomi, språk og samfunnsfag er lokalisert i Halden og har ca. 1350 studenter og 70 ansatte. Avdelingen tilbyr bachelor-, master-, årsstudier og påbyggingsstudier innen språk, statsvitenskap, organisasjon og ledelse, kommunikasjon, revisjon samt økonomi og administrasjon.

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