Research Fellow/Research Assistant - SDN Security Solutions

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)/ School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This is an exciting 12 month opportunity to join the network security team at Queen’s University Belfast to contribute to the design and development of network security solutions within a Software-Defined Network environment. The successful candidate will research architectures for SDN switch-based network attack detection/protection functions and develop a prototype implementation of the SDN switch-based security functions.

Further information about the project may be obtained at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward, email:

Anticipated interview date: week commencing Monday 7 November 2016

Salary scale:

Research Assistant: £26,829 - £33,943 per annum (including contribution points)

Research Fellow: £32,004 - £41,709 per annum (including contribution points)

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within this area.

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.

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