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PhD Fellowship in Automotive Cyber Security

University of Warwick is seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in computer science. To be eligible, candidates must be European students. The deadline for applying is April 30, 2015.

A research partnership focused on Automotive Cyber Security Research has been set up by global information assurance specialist NCC Group and WMG Cyber Security Centre (CSC), at the University of Warwick. The research partnership will make use of WMG's world-leading expertise in technology innovation, focusing on high-impact research and collaborative security projects with the automotive industry.

Most modern cars run software and have embedded systems that are connected to each other, which has made the car a major target for cyber criminals. The potential and realities of ‘ car hacking' are regularly making the headlines, with the automotive industry currently playing catch up in an attempt to improve the security of the systems that are currently used.

Application Requirements
- The successful candidate will be based in the Cyber Security Centre in WMG at the University of Warwick.
- The Cyber Security Centre at WMG aims to demonstrably advance knowledge of the cyber environment and to protect the human experience within it.
- Its areas of focus include cyber-physical systems, vehicle cyber security, smart cities, digital forensics, advanced network defence, and counterfeit protection.
- The CSC's approach is a multi-disciplinary one, combining academics, government and industry experts from a variety of disciplines who bring together the technical and behavioural aspects of cyber security research.
- Applicants should have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
- A higher degree with a research component is also desirable but not essential, providing the candidate can demonstrate previous research experience.
- A strong demonstrable interest in, or experience of working within, the automotive sector is also desirable, as is the ability to engage and communicate with end users.
- The ability to obtain UK security clearance would also be desirable.

How to apply?
- Candidates should include a 500 word statement of interest with their application outlining their suitability for the project, their motivation for studying this topic and how they would approach the project.
- To apply for this project, please complete our enquiry form via website bellow.

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