ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Cryptography

Location
Egham, United Kingdom
Salary
£37,979 per annum - including London Allowance
Posted
Sep 18, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 31, 2020
Ref
0920-202
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department of Information Security

Location: Egham
Salary: £37,979 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Saturday 31 October 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Full-Time, Fixed-Term

The postdoc will work alongside Prof. Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers in the ISG on topics in lattice-based cryptography and related fields. This post is funded by a joint grant between Royal Holloway and Imperial College (Dr. Cong Ling) for bridging the gap between lattice-based cryptography and coding theory.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

The ISG is one of the largest departments dedicated to information security in the world with 21 core academic staff in the department, as well as research and support staff. We work with many research partners in other departments and have circa 90 PhD students working on a wide range of security research, many of whom are fully funded through our Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. We have a strong, vibrant, embedded and successful multi-disciplinary research profile spanning from cryptography to systems security and social aspects of security. This vibrant environment incorporates visiting researchers, weekly research seminars, weekly reading groups, PhD seminars and mini conferences, the WISDOM group (Women in the Security Domain Or Mathematics) and we are proud of our collegial atmosphere and approach.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Martin Albrecht on martin.albrecht@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0920-202
Closing Date: Midnight, 31 October 2020
Interview Date: TBC

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