Date Posted
18 Mar 2024

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IMDEA Software Institute

PhD Position in Privacy at IMDEA Software Institute

18 Mar 2024

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Position Description

Applications are open for a PhD position in the field of privacy enhancing technologies with the Security Group of IMDEA Software Institute ( The successful applicant can start from April 2016.

Candidates should either have graduated in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related MSc course. A good engineering mathematics background and a strong interest in Security and Privacy is necessary. Inquisitiveness, commitment, and a critical attitude is expected. The working language at the institute is English, and candidates can be of any nationality.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Carmela Troncoso on the design and evaluation of privacy-preserving systems. The project will tackle the definition of privacy metrics, the development of techniques to compute them and their integration in the design and engineering of privacy enhancing technologies.

The IMDEA Software Institute is based in Madrid, Spain. The typical duration of a PhD grant at the IMDEA Software Institute is between 3 and 5 years and salaries are internationally competitive, including attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to Carmela Troncoso and submit the application documents at Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled. The application requires: Curriculum Vitae Motivation letter describing at least one research question you would like to work on Names (and e-mail) of 3 persons that can provide references about you and your work For any question send an email to carmela.troncoso AT

Position Category: Technology. Position Type: PhD Program. Position Tags: computer science, privacy, and anonymity. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.