Vacancy Notification: Cyber Security Research Fellow (Horizon 2020)

The Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR), the leading Czech academic institution in the field of international studies, is seeking to recruit a research fellows for project Horizon 2020.

As an active member of international research networks, the IIR engages in state-of-the-art academic research in the fields of International Relations, European Studies, Security Studies, International Political Sociology, International Political Economy, and International Law. The Institute is an independent public research institution founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that produces policy research both for the Ministry and other national and international governmental bodies. It also serves as an agora for scholars, policy makers and citizens interested in international politics, and it stimulates and broadens the horizons of the public debate.

The IIR is now seeking to recruit a research fellow for project Horizon 2020.

Project title:
Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced RecoGnition of malware and stegomalware



► Ph.D. (completed or ongoing) level in political science, international relations, preferably with focus on international security and cyber security/policy;

► Knowledge in national cyber strategies and cyber policy in general is an advantage;

► Strong critical and analytical thinking

► Writing academic articles and books

► Strong presentation skills


You will be studying:

► activities of new actors in cyberspace through (delivered) technical analysis of their activities;

► discourse interpreting what is happening in cyberspace;

► strategies reflecting political entities’ reaction to the new realm of cyber threats.

We are the only social science research entity in the project; thus, our role is to interpret the findings of the other 13 institutions that vary from software developers, system integrators to cybercrime analysts.



► An unique opportunity for engaged research in a centre of academic excellence that also participates in the design and implementation of public policies;

► A full-time one-year contract (with possible extension)

► Monthly salary: 50,000,-Kč gross.

► Environment conducive to both personal development and work/life harmony (with the prospect of in-house childcare);

► Five weeks of annual leave.


Application Procedure

If you are interested in a career with us, please submit the following documentation to

► A cover letter;

► A curriculum vitae with a list of publications and current/past participation in research projects;


The position is tenable as soon as the selection process is completed. However, the start date is negotiable.

The IIR is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For overall position description, click here.