Research Fellow, Post Quantum Cryptography

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 per annum
14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is seeking a Research Fellow to conduct research into the design and implementation of practical, robust and physically secure post-quantum cryptographic architectures at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), at the Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technologies (ECIT), Queen’s University Belfast. This research is part of the £24M Quantum Communications Hub project.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics (or related discipline).
  • Obtained or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience in one or more of the following:
    • embedded systems design
    • FPGA or ASIC hardware design
  • Expertise in post-quantum cryptography.
  • Evidence of a good publication record commensurate with career stage and experience.

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

This is a fixed term contract post available until 30 November 2024.  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/

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