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Research Fellow in Cyber Security of Augmented, Virtual and Extended Reality

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£37,099 to £42,978 plus £4069 London weighting per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £37,099 to £42,978 plus £4069 London weighting per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term - November 2025
Closing Date: Friday 03 May 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 4525

The University of Greenwich and its Centre for Sustainable Cyber Security (CS2) has been recently recognised by the UK government as a NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (

The successful candidate will join the Horizon Europe project SUN, which is a high-profile international research project with more than 15 European partners, combining XR, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

SUN’s consortium of several key industrial and research organisations from across Europe will investigate and develop extended reality (XR) solutions that integrate the physical and the virtual world in a convincing way, from a human and social perspective. The particular role relates to the development of a technology that will help address primarily the cyber security weaknesses of the XR environments. At its core, it includes the development of an intrusion detection system that warns the user when a cyber threat has materialised. It involves data monitoring, automated analysis of the data and displaying a warning to the user when appropriate. This work will be carried out under the supervision of Professor George Loukas. You will need to be a highly competent researcher with experience in XR software development, and expertise either in augmented reality (ideally Hololens) or virtual reality (ideally META). PhD in computer science, engineering or related area is essential. Experience in OpenXR or cyber security is desirable but not necessary.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor George Loukas (

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Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

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