Cyber Security Researcher

London, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 plus £3706 London weighting per annum
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location:  Greenwich
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 plus £3706 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 18 Months
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 December 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed

The Department of Computing & Information Systems is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher to the “CUREX: seCUre and pRivate hEalth data eXchange” project funded by the European Union as part of the H2020 programme. The successful candidate will join the Internet of Things and Security (ISEC) Research Group, working on designing and developing methodologies for selecting optimal cyber security and privacy controls in CUREX use cases. 

The vision of CUREX is to safeguard patient privacy and increase their trust in the currently vulnerable critical healthcare information infrastructures, especially in cases where data is exchanged among healthcare stakeholders within any business, operational and systemic cross-border environment. By leveraging novel methods on ontological health data modelling, vulnerability discovery, threat intelligence, cybersecurity and privacy risk assessment methodologies, and state-of-the art in blockchain technologies for health data, CUREX aims at enabling secure and authorised sensitive health data exchange. 

In addition to supporting the research project with internal and external collaborators, the position will serve as a platform for the researcher to develop their career and profile as an independent researcher. The potential for the development of knowledge and skills in cyber security risk management and remediation of cyber-attacks may help the researcher develop an independent research agenda. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Manos Panaousis, Associate Professor in Cyber Security.

The successful applicant will demonstrate experience and knowledge of at least one of the following areas:

  • Cyber security or data privacy 
  • Information security management
  • Mathematical optimisation or Game theory
  • Decision support 

The post is available for 18 months with  possibility for extension. It is available to start in November 2019 but a later start is also acceptable depending on the candidate circumstances. 

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Manos Panaousis at

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