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Research Fellow

Cyber Security

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/05/2023)
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 August 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1274620FP

Come and join our team that work on projects including CyberKit4SME and HD-Sec. Objectives of the research are twofolds. On the one hand they include providing cyber security tools that help small to medium enterprises (SME's) become aware of, analyse, forecast and manage cyber security and data protection risks. CERT/CSIRTs. On the other, we aim at developing formal methods and software verification techniques leveraging the possibilities offered by new capability hardware such as the CHERI architecture

To be successful you will have a Ph.D*. or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in computer science or a relevant field with preference for internet-of-things related areas.  In addition, you will have experience in one or more of these area: distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies, internet-of-things, smart-energy, cyber security and research and practical expertise in several of the following areas: cyber risk modelling, analysis and management, blockchain protocols and infrastructures, cyber threats intelligence international standards, secure information models (STIX), attribute-based encryption (TAXII), machine learning models and applications, capability hardware (CHERI), and formal methods and software verification applied to data and capability hardware security.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are commited to improving equality for women in science and have been successful in achieving an  Athena SWAN bronze award in April 2020.   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*, 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 for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  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 online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1274620FP on all correspondence.

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

Further details:

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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