Full-time (ESR) Research Assistant(2)

on Cyber Security and Privacy.


  • RAIS: Real-time Analytics for the Internet of Sports. Funded by the European Commission.

Duration: 2018-2022.
Desired starting date: as soon as good candidates are available, one or two months after each
Duration: 3 years
Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Opening date: 15/04/2019
Closing date: every month, until 31/12/2019, or until a sufficient number of good candidates are found;
applications will be evaluated at the end of each month, with contracts to successful applicants starting
after the respective evaluation closing date.
Ref.: “RAIS-01-Apr2019

  • The positions are for three (3) years. The positions are funded by the European Commission under

the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) program RAIS, which focuses on the design of
decentralized, scalable and secure collective awareness platforms for real-time data analytics and
machine learning, which preserve end-user privacy and information ownership. The first position
is for Mitigation of Cyberattacks in Wearable Devices and the second position is for Decentralized
Privacy-preserving Data Sharing. The RAIS consortium aspires to establish a fertile multidisciplinary
research and innovation community with strong entrepreneurial culture that will advance
wearable sport-sensing and quantified-self devices and accompanying middleware.
The main objective of the RAIS Initial Training Network is to provide world class training for a next
generation of researchers, data scientists, and Web engineers, emphasizing on a strong
combination of advanced understanding in both theoretical and experimental approaches,
methodologies and tools that are required to develop Decentralized Platforms for Real-Time Data

  • Required qualifications:

o University degree in Computer Science and/or Engineering or related fields;
o Master Degree in Computer Science, security and privacy or a related field;
o Prior research experience in the field of cyber security and privacy;
o Experience with European research projects;
o Willingness and ability to work cooperatively within a team, to learn, and to adapt to the
o Excellent knowledge of English;

  • Desired qualifications:

Knowledge of and/or experience in and/or strong interest to learn one or more of the following:
o Research track record and publications in the fields of security and privacy;
o Experience in EU funded collaborative research and innovation projects in the area of
security and privacy;

  • Eligibility Criteria:

o The applicants must have less than 4 years of full-time research experience after obtaining
their degree.
o At the time of recruitment by the FORTH, the applicants must not have resided or carried
out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Greece for more than 12 months in the 3
years immediately prior to the reference date.
Application Submission
Interested candidates can submit their applications via http://www.ics.forth.gr/jobs/en/ using the link

Apply for the position. Applications must include:

  • Detailed CV, including qualifications and interests in the above areas, and proof thereof;
  • Scanned copies of academic titles and transcripts;
  • Detailed presentation of prior work, studies and/or publications, demonstrating knowledge of

desired skills (e.g. experience on specific programming languages and hardware platforms)

  • Contact information for 2 or 3 references;

Contact Information:

  • For information and questions about the advertised position the activity of the group or the

Institute, please contact Prof. Evangelos Markatos (markatos@ics.forth.gr).
Selection Announcement

To apply for this job please visit www.ics.forth.gr.