Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher PhD Scholarship in Security and Privacy for Context-Aware Healthcare Systems

Salary range: £34,104 to £41,091 per annum including allowances
Fixed Term appointment until 31st December 2014 (18 months only)
South Kensington Campus 

This is a scholarship that provides funding to study for a PhD until December 2014. The successful candidate would need to be able to show that they are able to fund the remainder of the PhD study (typically a further 18 months). The scholarship is classified as an Early Stage Researcher post and is part of the EU Marie Curie ITN on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems for Healthcare, Wellness and Assisted Living (iCareNet). The goal of the network is to perform novel interdisciplinary and collaborative research on context-aware healthcare systems
uniting the efforts of leading academic, medical and industrial partners in Europe.

Topics of interest for the PhD include, but are not limited to: secure context-sensing and activity recognition, secure information flows and provenance for context-aware data, privacy policies and enforcement for context-aware systems. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the applicability of their research in a healthcare, wellness or assisted living setting.

You will be part of the Distributed Software Engineering (DSE) Research Group under the supervision of Dr Naranker Dulay. For further information on the group see The positions will be based at the South Kensington campus. All applicants must be fluent in English.


  • Applicants can be nationals of any country.
  • Applicants must not have lived, worked or studied in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. For full details on the eligibility and provisions for Early Stage Researcher please see:
  • Applicants must have a top Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. A high level of mathematical and computing ability is required. Preference will be given to applicants with proven skills and experience in the relevant areas above and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Dr Naranker Dulay ( 

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Closing Date
30 June 2013 (midnight BST) or until position is filled.

How To Apply
Our preferred method of application is online via our website by clicking on Apply below (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20130126TT into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

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