In close collaboration between Dizparc Secured, Karlstad University, and partners from KKS Swedish graduate school in Cybersecurity (SIGS-CyberSec), we now offer a full position, divided into a part-time cybersecurity consultant and part-time industrial Ph.D. student in cybersecurity.
The position is located at Dizparc Secured's office in Karlstad, and the research studies are conducted at Karlstad University. The applicant will be admitted to research studies that end in a PhD degree.
About emerging cyber threats
Cybersecurity is one of the most critical challenges to our society and national security. While incidents are increasing, there is, at the same time, a lack of cybersecurity competence within the industry and other sectors. Along with increased cybercrime and increased use of digital solutions, cyber threats and attacks have become one of the most critical issues for Swedish companies. Therefore, advancing knowledge in cybersecurity both on the customer and supplier side is crucial to ensuring a secure future in Sweden and abroad.
About Dizparc Secured
Dizparc Secured's vision is to offer cybersecurity to the Swedish market through qualitative and cost-effective services that help our customers understand, prevent, and improve their cybersecurity. We work with, among other things, penetration testing, risk analysis, security strategies, investigations, monitoring, etc.
Our office is located right in the center of Karlstad. We are a friendly workplace where everyone is and feels essential and contributes with their unique skills and dares to think out of the box and experiment. We work together as a team without sacrificing our individuality because we believe everyone performs better when they follow their passion and interests. We do not believe in solid hierarchies, so we have created an egalitarian organization with a healthy environment for debate and exchange of opinions that creates dynamism and promotes our development. Our organization is transparent, and everyone has insight into how the company is managed and can thus be involved in influencing our shared future.
We live by the motto that everything we do shall create value, joy, or enhance security - preferably all three combined. It applies in all situations and to all of us: as employers, employees, suppliers, partners, and fellow human beings. More information at: https://Dizparc.se/cybersakerhet
As a cybersecurity consultant, you will be involved in Dizparc Secured's mission from day one. You will perform tasks in our offensive and defensive projects, from monitoring services and investigations to penetration tests, technical implementations, and consulting.
We offer a 100% permanent position, where you will be employed as a cybersecurity consultant at Karlstad-based Dizparc Secured but will mainly work in the research school SIGS-CyberSec at Karlstad University.
About Karlstad University
Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterized by curiosity, courage, and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity, and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organization. We are located in an active and scenic region, and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the broader society.
Karlstad University has approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students across two beautiful and inspiring campi in Karlstad and Arvika. More information at:
The work will be carried out in close collaboration with other researchers at Karlstad University and our partners from KKS SIGS-CyberSec. It will involve modeling, implementation, and experimentation, requiring a solid cybersecurity background. Prior experiences with offensive and defensive cybersecurity techniques and security-related AI/ML are an advantage.
A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral program consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis, and 120 higher education credits for a licentiate degree. A doctoral student works independently.
To be eligible for doctoral studies, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35).
To meet the general entry requirements, you must have been awarded a Degree of Master, satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were at the Master's level, or acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap 7. Sect. 39).
To meet specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in Computer Science, you must have completed a Master's degree (60 credits) in Computer Science, a Master's degree (120 credits) in Computer Science, or a Master's degree in Computer Engineering. A person who, in some other way, in the country or abroad, has acquired equivalent qualifications also meets the specific entry requirements.
Admission and assessment criteria
To be eligible for doctoral studies, you must be considered to have the ability required to benefit from the program (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.
The assessment will focus on your performance in previous studies, the quality of any independent projects completed during these studies, particularly such projects completed at an advanced level, and language skills. Considerable weight will also be given to personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, sound judgment, responsibility, commitment, and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.
The employment as a cybersecurity consultant is a permanent employment position at Dizparc Secured. The industrial doctoral part is conducted 80% over five years and the other 20% as a cybersecurity consultant at Dizparc Secured.
The application is made via Dizparc's web-based recruitment tool Teamtailor, which you can access below.
The application must contain the following:
- Curriculum vitae with certified copies of grades, diplomas, etc.
- Copy of thesis and other publications
- A personal letter in which you briefly describe yourself and your research interests
- Any letter of recommendation
- Two references, for example, from a teacher, supervisor, former or current manager
- Other documents that you wish to refer to
All documents and publications that you wish to be part of your application must be attached to the digital application (not links). Name each uploaded document so that it is clear what it contains.
Application deadline: 2024-01-14
For questions about the KKS business research school, you can contact the project coordinator Prof. Simone Fischer-Hübner, tel. +46 54 – 700 17 23, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Leonardo Martucci, Leonardo.email@example.com.
For questions about the cybersecurity consultant employment at Dizparc Secured, you can contact Johan Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your application!