Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Information Security

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
13 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Information Security

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Monday 10 February 2020
Interview Date: Monday 24 February 2020

Full Time, Fixed-Term (12 Month Contract)

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Researcher in the Information Security Group.

This is an exciting role as part of Lizzie Coles-Kemp’s EPSRC Fellowship: Everyday Safety-Security for Everyday Service – ESSfES1. The fellowship explores the design of essential digital services and examines how such services can be re-designed so that they better support both the security of people and the security of the digital technology delivering the service. The successful applicant will be joining the fellowship at an exciting time because the fellowship research to date has produced a creative engagements toolkit1 and now the focus is to design and run evaluations of the creative engagements toolkit with key stakeholder groups and follow the take-up of the toolkit in stakeholder organisations.

We are seeking candidates with a relevant PhD, that have knowledge of digital security and have experience of digital security in practice. Applicants with either a policy or human computer interaction background are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Additional Information: The ISG is amongst the largest departments dedicated to information/cyber security in the world with circa 20 academic staff in the department, as well as research and support staff. We are an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR), we host a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security and have circa 70 PhD students working across a wide range of security research. We are excited to have received new funding for our CDT which allows us to offer 10 fully funded PhD scholarships for the next 5 years. Our PhD students undertake cutting edge and innovative research that has won national and international awards.

We have a strong, vibrant, embedded and successful multi-disciplinary research profile, and a strong ethos of working on real world security that encompasses, industry, standardisation, government and society. This vibrant environment incorporates visiting researchers, research seminar series, reading groups and mini conferences, the WISDOM Group (Women in the Security Domain Or Mathematics) and we are proud of our collegial atmosphere and approach.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lizzie Coles-Kemp:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Closing Date: Midnight, 10 February 2020
Interview Date: Monday, 24 February 2020

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

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