Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cyber-Secure Engineering Systems

Cranfield, Bedford
£42,501 to £72,673 per annum
31 May 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer: £42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Senior Lecturer/Reader:  £52,162 to £58,139 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £72,673 per annum

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight major themes at Cranfield University. Our manufacturing capability is world-leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise. Our manufacturing capability is world-leading and combines a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates design, technology and management expertise to achieve ‘Engineering for Life’.

This position is part of our Manufacturing Informatics Centre that focuses on digitisation, simulation and optimisation of manufacturing processes. Our research includes a mix of ‘pull’ in terms of the needs of the manufacturing sector, and ‘push’ from the opportunities presented by information and communication technologies. We aim to extend the reach of informatics into high-value manufacturing, for example, by digitising and optimising skill-intensive manufacturing processes, using new human/machine interfaces and sensing systems that adapt to complex or changing situations, and introducing cybersecurity into the design of processes, systems, connected objects and goods. The Senior Lecturer/Reader will also contribute significantly to our Through-life Engineering Services research by developing systems that provides through-life cyber security and assurance.

With increasing connectivity in manufacturing on one hand and growing cyber threats on the other hand, there is an urgent need to address the challenges associated with cyber-secure engineering systems and processes. This position focuses on undertaking research and teaching in cyber-secure engineering systems and processes and contributing the development of a research team in the area. The post will contribute across Cranfield Manufacturing and the university to develop complementary capability in cyber-secure engineering systems, processes and environments, such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, cyber-simulation, and autonomous intelligent multi agent systems for cyber defence, model-integrated cybersecurity co-engineering. The academic will be part of an existing team of experts in cyber secure engineering and manufacturing informatics and could also contribute significantly to the £65million new Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC).

Candidates will have a track record of research in the field of cybersecurity, cyber-secure engineering systems and processes. They will be fully research active, with the ability to draw in national and international research projects and strengthen Cranfield’s international reputation for excellence in manufacturing in general and cyber-secure manufacturing in particular. You will have a PhD in computing science, engineering, cyber security or a related area.

As a candidate, you will have demonstrable experience and leadership in at least one of the following research areas to provide through-life security and assurance and support the engineering for life:

  • Cybersecurity technologies, forensics and cyber-attack analysis
  • Model-based engineering and cyber risk analysis with a view to embed cybersecurity into system engineering
  • Industrial automation and control systems
  • Security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and systems within industrial settings
  • Multi Agent Systems and machine learning

You must have demonstrable excellent understanding of the contribution and nature of the relationships between cyber, personnel and physical security in delivering robust cyber-secure systems. Research background in digital manufacturing / manufacturing informatics cybersecurity is desirable. You will have experience in writing high quality papers in top rated journals and in developing research proposals. You must demonstrate a proven track record of teaching and MSc/PhD supervision in a relevant aspect of cyber-secure manufacturing. UK Security Clearance will need to be obtained for the successful candidate.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Rajkumar Roy, Director of Manufacturing, on +44 (0)1234 758555 or (E):

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