AVAST Postdoc Fellowship – 2018 in Czech Academy of Sciences

Designation/Position- AVAST Fellowship

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with AVAST Software (AVAST) invites application from eligible candidates.

About- The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with AVAST Software (AVAST) is offering a fellowship for an outstanding and enthusiastic researcher, PhD holder, from all over the world, open to cooperation with some of the scientific teams of the ICS (www.cs.cas.cz) and with AVAST research teams.

This is a continuation of the AVAST Fellowship program, which started in 2014. As a recognition of its success, funding for a new fellowship was made available.

AVAST Software (www.avast.com), maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world, protects nearly 430 million people, computers and mobile devices with its security applications. In business for over 30 years, AVAST is one of the pioneers in the computer security business, with a portfolio covering everything from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. In addition to being top-ranked by consumers on popular download portals worldwide, AVAST is certified by, among others, VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.

Research/Job Area- Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other related discipline

Location- The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Czech Academy of Sciences


  1. Have completed the PhD before starting the fellowship (a proof will be requested).
  2. Have obtained a PhD degree during the last 10 years (prior to the application deadline) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other related discipline, and have a strong publication record, commensurate with opportunity and experience.
  3. Be fluent in English.

This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment.

Job/Position Description- The fellowship is of at least 12 months duration, a longer period based on the applicant´s research plan can be agreed during evaluation of the candidates. Prolongation is possible.

Research group is looking for candidates interested in basic and applied research motivated by the need to protect users from the increasingly sophisticated malware ecosystem. You will join a team of ICS and AVAST researchers and focus on developing strategies to combat malware proliferation. Promising methods you develop will be implemented in systems that protect and affect over 430 million users.

Starting date: January 1, 2019 or upon agreement.

How to Apply- The applications are to be sent to [email protected] by October 31, 2018 and should contain:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Research plan for the fellowship, including brief description of applicant’s research interests and their relevance to computer security in general and malware detection in particular.
  3. Three recommendation letters – at most one from ICS and at most one from the applicant’s current affiliation. The referees should send their recommendations directly to [email protected].

For Contact- Please contact [email protected].

Last Date for Apply 31 October 2018

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