Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£31,613 - £34,220 for an RA or £34,220- £38,084 for a PDRA (Grade 4)
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 23, 2019
Ref
QMUL20651
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £31,613 - £34,220 for an RA or £34,220- £38,084 for a PDRA (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 23-Nov-2019

Overview:

Applications are invited for a fixed term Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on decision support for cyber security.

The responsibilities of the role are to develop methodologies, theories and algorithms that can help organizations and people make better security decisions. The work will build up on existing methodologies developed by the team at Queen Mary and Imperial College.

This post is part of the EPSRC project “Customized and Adaptive approach for Optimal

Cyber security Investment” a joint project between Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with our colleagues at the Institute of Security Science and Technology at Imperial College.

Details about the School can be found at http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk.  Details about the project can be found at http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~pm/cysec.html

The successful applicant at Research Assistant level must have an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering, or equivalent experience, or a related topic.

It’s essential to have knowledge in at least one of the following: optimization, game theory, machine learning, cyber security and theoretical computer science, and good understanding of cyber security and its challenging landscape. Experience of artificial intelligence and logic will be valuable to this research work.

The successful applicant at Postdoctoral Research Assistant level must have a PhD in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related topic. It is essential to have experience in research in two of the following: optimization, game theory, machine learning, cyber security and theoretical computer science and a good understanding of cyber security and its challenging landscape. Candidates must also have experience with conducting research, understanding the research process and summarising findings.

A good understanding and experience of artificial intelligence and logic will be valuable to this research work.

This is a full time fixed term post for 19 months or until 31 July 2021 (whichever is the shorter) starting January 2020 or as soon as feasible after this date. For an appointment as a Research Assistant the starting salary will be in the range of £31,613 - £34,220.  For an appointment as a Postdoctoral Assistant the starting salary will be in the range of £34,220- £38,084 per annum inclusive of London allowance per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. Part time working or job share will be considered; please state this clearly on your application.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Pasquale Malacaria (p.malacaria@qmul.ac.uk) or by phone: +44 20 7882 5774.

To apply, please click on the link below.

Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 23 November 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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