Research Fellow, Discribe Hub+

Egham, United Kingdom
£37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
02 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Information Security

Location: Egham
Salary: £37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 03 January 2023
Reference:  1122-528

Full-Time, Fixed-Term (18 months)

Starting Salary is £37,467 per annum inclusive of 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 Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Programme, supported through the ISCF, aims to radically update the digital infrastructure currently underpinning the global economy, making it secure against future threats. Discribe Hub+ is one part of this wider initiative, with funding in place until 2024. Discribe’s Regulation and Policy work stream, led by Royal Holloway University of London, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to be based at Royal Holloway with the aim to critically examine the DSbD technologies through a socio-legal or law and technology lens. 

We are seeking candidates with a relevant PhD in socio-legal or law and technology studies that also have interests in regulatory design and/or science and technology studies (STS), particularly in relation to data protection, cyber resilience and/or intellectual property law.  

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 at

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:

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Please quote the reference: 1122-528

Closing Date:   23:59, 3 January 2023

Interview Date: Week of the 16 January 2023 

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. We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Information Security Group within Royal Holloway, University of London. 

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