Research Fellow AI for Security

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Cyber Security

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/01/2024
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2084122FP

Research Fellow AI for Security

This is an excellent opportunity if you are an expert in machine learning and have a keen interest in cybersecurity.

You will join the Cyber Security Group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. You will work on a research project that aims to support the autonomous decision-making process by providing attacker-oriented defence mechanisms through the usage of a Natural Language Processing (NLP) extractor for cyber- attack attribution.

Open to researchers from around the world and from diverse backgrounds, the scheme supports those who have the potential and ambition to become leaders in their field, and who want to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world.

About you

  • You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in Computer Science or a similar area.
  • Have experience in machine learning. 
  • You will have strong computer programming skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Our ideal candidate has expertise in Natural Language Processing techniques for text extraction.
  • While the project is in the area of cyber-attack investigation, you are not required to be an expert in this area, but a keen interest in cybersecurity will be valued.

The post will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

Electronics and Computer Science provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. To find out more about working at ECS, visit:   

ECS holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.   The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For more information, contact:  

Dr Erisa Karafili:

 Professor Vladimiro Sassone :

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 2084122FP on all correspondence. 

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