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Research Associate in Cyber Security

Posted: 12th June 2018

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.
Research Associate in Cyber Security
Full Time or Part-Time depending on availability (up to 1 FTE / 37.5 hours per week)
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

The Security research theme at the Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce an opening for a Research Associate in Cyber Security.  This project is coordinated by the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), and has 10 partners in total across Europe. You will have the opportunity to travel across Europe to partake in project meetings.

You will be a core member of a research team with responsibility for carrying out research and development for PROTECTIVE, a Horizon2020 project, aimed at delivering better cyber situational awareness through enhanced threat intelligence sharing in National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), Small to Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs), Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and public Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).

The primary selection criteria are a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant area (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering), notable experience in requirements analysis, and turning this in to software, in-depth knowledge of python, web development, misuse detection systems and computer networks. The ability to understand how to derive requirements from interview data, and a background in data privacy and management (GDPR) are highly desirable.

The post, which is a full-time appointment (part-time hours considered), is funded by the EC. It has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £31,604 to £38,883 p.a.). This includes membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

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The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 12 July 2018.

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