Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cyber Security

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Fixed term contract for 12 months
Closing Date -
 21 January 2018

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:

We’re seeking to recruit a high calibre Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with the Department of Computing and Technology (CAT) supported by HEFCE Quality Research (QR) funding. The successful candidate will be based in one of our main campuses at Chelmsford (preferred) or Cambridge, although travel may be required from time to time, and will be expected to conduct research in Cyber Security. The position will also require, in collaboration with supportive academic supervisors and colleagues, the preparation of funding bids, the production of high-quality journal outputs, and the development and maintenance of collaborative links with our industrial partners.

The specific areas of investigation, to be agreed upon with collaborating academics, include: Network Security, Penetration Testing, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Application Security. Knowledge and experience of the following would be of additional interest: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Systems (including big data analytics and visualisation, basic artificial intelligence and decision support systems). Sound knowledge of both the underpinning theory and practical skills needed to conduct research in the agreed areas are expected, along with experience in data collection and analysis, academic writing, and presenting to academic and non-academic audiences.

With a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Security or Cyber Security and a degree in a relevant subject, you’ll be creative and self-motivated, with an enthusiastic approach. You’ll have a record of research outputs in journals and academic conferences consistent with your current career level. You’ll also have experience of designing, monitoring, managing and implementing secure network infrastructures, as well as creating secure applications. Experience of writing high quality research papers is essential.

Informal enquiries to Dr George Wilson, Director of Research, Department of Computing and Technology: Phone 01223 698439; E-mail

To find out more about working with us, click here.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

Guidance Notes: For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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