Research Assistant/Associate in Secure Computation - D80561R3

Newcastle University - Computing

Salary:  £27,285 - £28,936 per annum or £29,799 - £38,833 per annum (Associate level)

Closing Date: 7th April 2018

You will work on the project “Practical Data-intensive Secure Computation: A Data Structural Approach”. The aim of the project is to investigate how data structures can be used as an efficiency and scalability booster in the context of secure computation (two-party or multi-party).

The project has a particular emphasis on putting theory into practice, by building practical secure applications based on secure computation techniques.  More details can be found at You will design novel cryptographic data structures and associated protocols for efficient secure computation, as well as apply them in domains such as cloud computing and data mining in order to solve real-world security/privacy problems. Other responsibilities will include writing papers, presenting work at international conferences, and contributing to an open source software package. There will be opportunities to collaborate with industrial research labs and other leading universities.

You will have a PhD or nearing completion in a relevant subject area such as computer science, with a focus on cryptography/cyber security, have good knowledge in secure computation techniques, and have a strong track record in cryptography/cyber security research.

The post is available fixed term for 2 years and is full time. Please submit a CV and covering letter.

Previous applicants should not apply.

For informal enquiries: Dr Changyu Dong


The School of Computing 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.

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