UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)

Post-doc Research Fellow Lvl 2, UCD School of Computer Science

Location
Dublin
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 03, 2021
Ref
013173
Contact
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

The purpose of the role is to deliver part of the research of the Huawei-funded project entitled "Assurance Cases for Trustworthy Systems and Processes". The aim of this project is to investigate Assurance Cases for the trustworthiness of ICT systems and its processes of full life cycle, including general model and methodology, involved standards, argumentation methods, typical application cases, constraints. The project aims to build general models of assurance cases and methodologies for constructing assurance cases, by considering the common assets of ICT systems and the common threats faced by ICT systems. It also aims to analyse argumentation methods to support the claims of assurance cases. The project will then deliver guidance and methods to construct assurance cases for a number of trustworthiness properties. In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  1. Build general models of assurance cases and methodologies for constructing assurance cases, considering the common assets of ICT systems and the common threats/failures/hazards/privacy violations faced by ICT systems
  2. Investigate the argumentation of assurance cases, output the suggested methods of arguments and analyze the advantages and constraints
  3. Develop case study of the above two work-items, generate assurance cases by verification of security properties (which will be decomposed into different aspects of properties) in architecture level, and finally provide guidance and methods to construct assurance cases for other properties of trustworthiness.

This is an advanced research focused role, building on your prior experience as a post-doctoral fellow, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to develop new or advanced research skills and competences, on the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary range: €45,942 - €50,030 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 03 May 2021 Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies.

Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here
www.ucd.ie/equality/ .

We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. UCD offers a comprehensive Research Careers Framework in line with the Advisory Science Council Report 'Towards a Framework for Researcher Careers'. This model provides a structured and supportive Career and Skills Development system designed to ensure that Post-docs in UCD are able to plan their careers and prepare for future opportunities in academia, industry or the public sector.

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