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Unique identifier: c5a5bb47-f5b6-44e7-8e6b-3b20698ecc02

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Job:
One research grant with reference number BI|2020/105 is now available under the scope of project with the ref.: CMU/TIC/0006/2019 funded by Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia

Job/Fellowship Reference: One research grant with reference number BI|2020/105 is now available under the scope of project with the ref.: CMU/TIC/0006/2019 funded by Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia.

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field:

Job summary:

The selected candidate will be a member of the research project PassCert, which aims at building an open-source, proof-of-concept password manager that through the use of formal verification, is guaranteed to satisfy properties on data storage and password generation. PassCert is a research collaboration between researchers from INESC-ID Lisboa (PT), INESC TEC (PT), and Carnegie Mellon University (US).

 The selected candidate will:

1) Contribute to the collection of functional and security requirements for the proof-of-concept password manager and to the identification of properties that will be formally verified.

2) Formally verify properties relevant to password managers (e.g. properties on generation of secure passwords and properties related to data location).

3) Contribute to the development of the proof-of-concept verified password manager.

4) Actively participate in and contribute to PassCert's activities and regular meetings.



Job description:

Public notice for research grant

CMU/TIC/0006/2019

PassCert: Exploring the Impact of Formal Verification on the

Adoption of Password Security Software

 

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

One research grant with reference number BI|2020/105 is now available under the scope of project with the ref.: CMU/TIC/0006/2019 funded by Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia,  and under the following conditions:

2 | DURATION

6 months, starting in February 2021:

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a PhD program – art. 6º, nº 4.c)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)
subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 4 years (included contract renewals)

 

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, nº 4.a)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

 

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

1.       Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28th of August 
https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

2.       Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf

3.       INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant 1074.64is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2020.pdf)  and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

The selected candidate will be a member of the research project PassCert, which aims at building an open-source, proof-of-concept password manager that through the use of formal verification, is guaranteed to satisfy properties on data storage and password generation. PassCert is a research collaboration between researchers from INESC-ID Lisboa (PT), INESC TEC (PT), and Carnegie Mellon University (US).

 

The selected candidate will:

1) Contribute to the collection of functional and security requirements for the proof-of-concept password manager and to the identification of properties that will be formally verified.

2) Formally verify properties relevant to password managers (e.g. properties on generation of secure passwords and properties related to data location).

3) Contribute to the development of the proof-of-concept verified password manager.

4) Actively participate in and contribute to PassCert's activities and regular meetings.

 

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by João Fernando Peixoto Ferreira, assistant professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and researcher at INESC- ID Lisboa.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor.

7 | ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

The candidate must have a MSc in Computer Science (or related area).

 

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

a)       a PhD program – art. 6º, nº 1
(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

b)       a non-degree program – art. 6º, nº 2
(
https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

Preferential factors:

Preference is given to candidates who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

i) Experience with formal verification and with automated/interactive provers (e.g. Dafny, Verifast, Coq, Isabelle/HOL)

ii) Experience at publishing at reputable CS events related to the topics addressed in this project

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

i) [40%] Academic record and motivation letter.

ii) [20%] Experience and proven knowledge in password security research and/or formal verification.

iii) [10%] Recommendation letters and references.

iv) [30%] Interview, if seen as necessary by the jury.

 

The evaluation panel may also decide to not assign the scholarship, if there are no candidates with relevant records and experience.

 

Jury

name

Professional Status

Institution

President

João Fernando Peixoto Ferreira

Assistant Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Member

José Bacelar Almeida

Assistant Professor

INESC TEC| Universidade do Minho

Member

Alexandra Mendes

Assistant Professor

INESC TEC | Univ. da Beira Interior

Substitute member

Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro

Associated Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Substitute member

Rui Maranhao Abreu

Full Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

 

9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience.

 

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

 

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

 

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

 

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form. 

 

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level  

 

 

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from Portuguese education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

 

 

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

 

For more information about diploma recognition please press here

 

 

 

 

2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

3

Proof of enrolment required on  7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

 

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in  7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

 

4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

6

Name of two personal references (pdf form).

 






 

Application Dates

 

From

 

To

 

12/01/2021

 

25/01/2021

 

 

 




Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisbon

Job company/institute: INESC-ID


Application deadline: 25 Janeiro 2021
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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