Doctoral Candidate (PhD position)

ENCODE Doctoral Network | Dublin-Eindhoven-Helsinki-Paris-Neuchatel


The ENCODE Doctoral Network is inviting applications to fill 8 PhD positions within a European international structured doctoral programme. Successful candidates will receive an innovative training in mathematical aspects of coding theory and its applications. See: Job Description In addition to the recruiting institution, each fellowship is associated with an academic secondment to another partner institution and to a secondment with an industry partner. Each position comes with a 3-year fellowship offering excellent living allowance and mobility allowance, as well as a family allowance in accordance with the Horizon Europe MSCA regulations for PhD students. ENCODE fellows will pursue core research, participate in training modules and activities and are expected to fully engage with Open Science principles. The current PhD project offerings are listed below, along with their recruiting institutions. [PhD1] Leakage of secret sharing schemes (Inst. Nat. de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), France) [PhD2] Schur products of codes and additive combinatorics (Inst. Nat. de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), France) [PhD3] Secure distributed multilinear computation (Aalto University, Finland) [PhD4] Privacy of information in distributed systems (Aalto University, Finland) [PhD5] Tensor representation of matrix codes (University College Dublin, Ireland) [PhD6] Invariants and code equivalence (University College Dublin, Ireland) [PhD7] Submodules and matrix codes for physical layer network coding (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland) [PhD8] Algebraic and combinatorial invariants of sum-rank metric codes (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) Further details on projects can be read at the ENCODE website ( Benefits - Each fellow will have a full-time contract with the recruiting institution, enrolled in a PhD programme leading to a doctoral degree. - Fellows are offered an excellent living allowance, a mobility allowance and may be entitled to a further family allowance, in accordance with MSCA regulations for doctoral candidates. - Fellows will be enrolled in a structured, international doctoral network, including joint supervision from two academic institutions. - Fellows will spend an internship period with an industry partner. - Doctoral candidates will be trained in an international, interdisciplinary, intersectoral environment through state-of-the-art research and a bespoke training programme. - ENCODE is committed to promoting inclusiveness, equality and open science practices. Academic Criteria - Fellows must demonstrate an excellent academic record. - Each candidate should have completed an masters degree (or equivalent) with a high mathematical content before the recruitment date (expected to be September 2023). - Previous background in algebra, discrete mathematics, or coding theory is highly desirable. Eligibility Criteria - Fellows can be of any nationality. - Mobility Rule: Hired candidates must not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment - Research Stage Rule: Fellows should not have obtained a PhD degree and should not have more than 4 year full-time or equivalent research experience. These posts are for early-stage researchers. - Applicants must demonstrate good proficiency in English language to be eligible (e.g. a minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section). - Offers to candidate are on condition that the fellow additionally meets the requirements of the recruiting institution to which they would be enrolled. Application Applicants should submit: 1. Transcripts of degree results; 2. English language proficiency certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Exams, etc.); 3. A curriculum vitae (2 pages), which should include any academic achievements and list two academic referees; 4. A description of their masters dissertation (1 page); 5. A cover letter (2 pages), which should include: an outline of their motivation for joining the doctoral network, their preferred choice of PhD projects (see above, a maximum of 3 projects, ranked 1-3), 6. a statement confirming their eligibility for the programme (including mobility and research). Applicants should submit contact details of two referees as part of the standard application procedure for, Referees will then be invited to submit letters directly to Reference Letters should be uploaded on or before March 15 2023.

Last updated: 21 December 2022

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