Research Fellow in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 - £38,474 per annum
27 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint six exceptional candidates to the posts of Research Fellow to perform research in the area of AI-enabled cybersecurity, called Cyber-AI. The posts are associated with the newly-created Cyber-AI Technologies Hub, where CSIT will collaborate with cyber security companies located in Northern Ireland on a minimum of seven research and development projects on AI-enabled cyber security. The Cyber-AI Technologies Hub is a physical environment where companies and academia can collaborate on the advancement and demonstration of AI and cyber security.   

The role will involve gaining deep understanding of a cybersecurity problem of relevance to a partner company and, using both proprietary and public cybersecurity datasets, design, implement, train and test machine learning and reasoning models that solve the problem. A key requirement is to design novel deep learning and reasoning architectures reflecting understanding of the unique structure of cybersecurity datasets and assisting engineering staff to take the machine learning model or reasoning into production. This is a really exciting and unique opportunity for the right candidates to be involved in impact-focused research at the emerging CyberAI interface and help establish Northern Ireland as the go-to-region worldwide for innovation in Cyber-AI.       

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

  • Obtained or be about to obtain a PhD in engineering or physical sciences area
  • At least 3 years’ high quality research experience in machine learning/AI or cybersecurity, or both, as evidenced by a strong track record of publications in leading journals and conferences in relevant areas.

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 post is fixed term for 3 years, or until 31 March 2026, whichever is sooner. 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

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