Research Fellow / Research Assistant, Secure Software Systems

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,756 to £36,382 per annum
13 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 27/06/2022

  • Research Assistant - £28,756 - £33,309 per annum
  • Research Fellow - £34,304 - £36,382 per annum

Job category/type: Research

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow or Research Assistant.

The successful candidate will play a key role within QUB’s strategic Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT) and engage in challenging cyber security related research projects with national and international academic and industrial partners. The post holder will contribute to CSIT’s research as part of a major €5M European Union (H2020-ICT-2018-20) collaborative project between leading European universities and world class industrial partners to enhance safety, security and reliability of next-generation autonomous & distributed real-time embedded systems and participate with the industrial partners, such as BMW, German Space Agency (DLR), Vector Informatik, GmbH and FentIss, in the development of Proof-of-Concept demonstrators.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form) should clearly demonstrate you have:

Research Assistant (AC1):

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Computer Science (CS) / Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) / Mathematics (or related discipline)
  • At least 1 year’s demonstrable experience of software engineering, network, malware or software security and model-based software design cyber security principles in the context of Software Security.

Research Fellow (AC2):

(In addition to above)

  • Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD degree in CS / EEE / cyber security
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an area related to secure software design, software engineering, risk analysis and threat modelling to include:
    • Evidence of undertaking and successfully delivering software and cybersecurity related research projects
    • Experience in product development lifecycle and secure development practices
    • Experience of Risk Assessment (DREAD), Threat Modelling (STRIDE, PASTA), Attack Models (MITRE ATT&CK, Cyber Kill Chain) and related frameworks.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This is a fixed term post available until 31 December 2023.  

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Kammy Fong - k.fong@qub.ac.uk 

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