A number of postdoctoral  research positions are available  for outstanding candidates based at The Open University (OU), UK - http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=6664&ref=ext

The positions are part of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (http://erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants)  on "Adaptive Security and Privacy" (www.asap-project.eu<http://www.asap-project.eu/>).

The first application deadline is 6 February 2013.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Bashar Nuseibeh at  <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>  before applying. Please include in your email: a CV (|including a publications list), a description of your research interests and skills, and if possible a sample research output, such as a research paper or PhD dissertation.

Successful candidates will be expected to have completed their PhD by the time they start, and will already have an excellent research profile and potential for continued achievement.

The positions are available immediately, and can be from one to four years in duration. The default length is 2 years.

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to work both independently and as part of a collaborative research team, within the software engineering and design group at the Open University and with research colleagues at Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Cente (www.lero.ie<http://www.lero.ie/>). Postdoc positions are also available at Lero and will be  advertised separately in due course.

Enquiries for PhD positions are are also welcome.


The Adaptive Security and Privacy (ASAP) research programme aims to radically re-conceptualise software engineering for ubiquitous computing in ways that are cognisant of the changing needs of users, of the changing threats to user assets, and of the changing relationships between them. The programme will deliver adaptive software capabilities for supporting users in managing their privacy requirements, and adaptive software capabilities to deliver secure software that underpin those requirements.

Successful candidates will have skills in one or more of the following areas, and have an interest in studying interactions between them:

- requirements engineering
- security & privacy
- adaptive systems
- formal analysis & reasoning
(such as machine learning and model checking)
- empirical studies of users and/or systems
- automated software engineering
- mobile and ubiquitous computing

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to co-supervise PhD research students (also being recruited for the project).

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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