Software Developer, Cyber Security Body of Knowledge

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345
Monday, 19 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345
Closing date for applications 17-Sep-2019

The Bristol Cyber Security Group, led by Professor Awais Rashid, is seeking to appoint a post-doc for up to 12 months to join the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge project ( The group forms part of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) at Bristol.

You will join a major international programme of research on developing a cyber security body of knowledge that will underpin curricula at various education levels (from GCSE and A-levels, to Bachelor’s, Master’s and professional development programmes).The project aims to codify the foundational and generally recognized knowledge in the expanding area of cyber security following broad community engagement with the UK and internationally. The knowledge will be augmented with additional data, in particular concerning the knowledge dependencies for particular learning pathways.

Your primary research will focus on developing a representation of the CyBOK knowledge areas that make them amenable to computational analysis hence supporting development of a suite of tools utilising the CyBOK – ranging from analysis of curricular frameworks through to demonstrating coverage within existing education programmes at different levels. A key element of the project will be development of some exemplar tools, for instance, to visualise coverage of curricular frameworks or bachelor’s/master’s programmes in cyber security.

You will collaborate with the CyBOK project team as well as the wider cyber security community, both in academia and industry.

You will also work in collaboration with a critical mass of researchers within the Bristol Cyber Security Group and the wider Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The Group participates in several major initiative, including leading projects as part of the Research Institute on Science of Cyber Security (RISCS) and the Research Institute on Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS), co-leading the Security and Safety stream within the UK Research Hub on Cyber Security of Internet of Things and leading the programme of work on developing a Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK). The group also leads a recently awarded EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in Large-scale Infrastructures. There is a strong expectation that you will actively contribute to the strong profile of Cyber Security at Bristol and its inter-disciplinary ethos through participation in the development and publication of research results.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Awais Rashid, the Principal Investigator of the project, email: or the CyBOK project manager, Yvonne Rigby,

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.