Research Fellow in Hardware Trojan Detection

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £38,017 per annum
Monday, 11 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 8 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 08/02/2021
Salary: £33,797 to £38,017 per annum
Job category/type: Research

This exciting post-doctoral position will be based at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), which is part of our Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). ECIT is one of four Global Research Institutes (GRIs) at Queen’s, which represent world-class research at the University, and are priority areas for growth and investment. CSIT is recognised by NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Cyber Security Research, and is also host to the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE). An important aspect of the CSIT research environment is its strong links to industry. Over 20 industrial partners, large global companies and SMEs, have committed to supporting the centre through the provision of funding and market intelligence.

Applications are invited for a 2 year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position to conduct research into the application of advanced machine learning techniques for use in hardware Trojan detection, as part of the EPSRC-funded DeepSecurity project. This project is a core research project of the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE).  This post has a funding end date of 31 March 2023.

The successful candidate must have:

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics (or a related discipline)
  • Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject
  • At least 3 years recent relevant research experience in FPGA/ASIC/Embedded systems design
  • Evidence of a strong publication record commensurate with career stage and experience   

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body.  In particular, the School is committed to supporting the career progression of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in line with the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).   

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also male protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found here.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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