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Research Fellow - Computer Science (privacy and provenance)

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 28/02/2021)
Closing Date:  Monday 16 March 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1244420FP

Joining our Turing funded project, you will be responsible for delivering research as part of an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Adriane Chapman. The role is at the interface of provenance and privacy technologies, with a particular focus on using provenance to determine appropriate anonymization techniques.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to research into using PROV to identify data environments and likely ownership. The projects also involve developing ways to use this information, and quantify its effectiveness, write project reports, and produce refereed publications and present research findings to the community and (if appropriate) the public. The wider team will also include staff from our partner organisations. 

You should have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Computer Science or software engineering.  You will be expected to report to the project group at regular meetings, and will also be responsible for preparation of publications and presentations at conferences and project meetings. There will be a requirement for you to travel every other month to meet with our collaborators off site in the UK. Essential skills include hands-on experience of modern data management tools for RDF, data processing techniques, and software engineering.

For further information please contact Dr Adriane Chapman, email: 

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We are committed to improving equality for women in science and submitted an application for Athena SWAN in November 2019.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy** and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

** subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1244420FP on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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