ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Information Security

Location
Egham, United Kingdom
Salary
£38,516 to £43,061 per annum - including London Allowance
Posted
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2022
Ref
0122-008
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department of Information Security

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £38,516 to £43,061 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 20 January 2022
Reference:  0122-008

Full-Time/Fixed-Term

Starting Salary is £38,516 per annum (including London Allowance)*

*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of cryptography.

The postdoc will work alongside Prof. Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers in the ISG on topics in lattice-based cryptography and related fields. The post is funded by an EPSRC grant on investigating the security of lattice-based and post-quantum cryptographic constructions. Applicants with a strong background in all areas of cryptography are encouraged to apply.

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.

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: 0122-008

Closing Date:   23:59, 20 January 2022

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applicants from backgrounds which are typically under-represented in cryptography. We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification