Researcher – School of Computing  

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Grade 4, £26,715 - £31,865.00
Mar 23, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 20, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Researcher - Fixed Term - 24 Months

Job reference   0000012577

Date posted    23/03/2021

Application closing date   20/04/2021

Salary   Grade 4, £26,715 - £31,865.00 

Package    Excellent benefits package 


Job description

Researcher – School of Computing  

Full time – Fixed term contract – 24 months 

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for 24 months to undertake research within two research projects. The main focus will be the EU-funded GLASS project, and which aims to develop a 'European Common Services Web'. The project introduces a citizen-centric e-governance model that enables beneficiaries to participate in a network for data exchange and service delivery, and which is digital-by-default, cross-border, and secure. The focus for this post will be in the integration of distributed ledgers, privacy-enhancing methods data sharing and consent methods, and in the integration of citizen identity. With the required qualifications and experience, there is the opportunity for this post to be converted to a Research Fellow. 

GLASS (sinGLe sign-on e-GovernAnce Paradigm based on a distributed file exchange network for Security, transparency, cost effectiveness and truSt) 

The role  

The researcher will be hosted in the expanding Blockpass Identity Lab on the Merchiston Campus, and will collaborate with a number of active researchers in the areas of cryptography, privacy-preserving methods, distributed ledgers and identity. It will involve investigating the existing state-of-the-art around the areas distributed data sharing, consent model, and in the integration of public and permissioned distributed ledgers. Once specified the focus of the work will move into an implementation and evaluation phase. A core part of the work will involve collaboration with a range of partnerships on the design, implementation, and evaluation of the developed system. 

What are we looking for 

Essential requirements: 

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate qualificationin a Computer Science-related area. 
  • Strong interest in the development of distributed ledgersand privacy-preserving methods. 
  • Evidence of coding in a related area.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Experience in the development of blockchain/distributed ledgersor in cryptography. 
  • A PhD in a Computer Science-related area.

Please see the full job description here 

Benefits we offer 

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.  

Salary: Grade 4, £26,715 - £31,865.00

Additional Information 

Closing date: 20th April (midnight GMT) 

Interviews: 4th May

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