D82606R - Research Assistant/Associate (Critical)

Newcastle University - Computing

Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Salary: £26,829 to £28,452 (PhD nearing completion)
            £29,301 to £38,183 (PhD Awarded)

The Northern Cloud Cybercrime Centre at Newcastle University seeks to understand the different types of criminal behaviour that can be facilitated by the Cloud and then build systems that will allow the detection of such crimes and the collection of digital evidence to lead to the prosecution of Cloud-based criminals. The centre is an inter-disciplinary research endeavour leveraging the strengths of Newcastle, Durham and Leeds Universities in areas of computer security, machine learning, psychology, criminology, law and ethics.

We are recruiting two posts to execute the machine learning agenda of the centre with focus on developing methods for (1) integration of time series data from heterogenous sensors in order to predict possible instances of cloud crime and (2) the use of knowledge extraction techniques to transform and explain these predictions to collect evidence for their possible prosecution.

You should have a PhD awarded or nearing completion in in machine learning and its applications with very strong machine learning delivery and project management skills

For informal enquiries, please send an email to
jaume.bacardit@newcastle.ac.uk  or yu.guan@newcastle.ac.uk

The posts are available fixed term until 31.08.2020

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The School of Computer Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.Appointments will always be made on merit.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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