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Research Fellow

University College London - Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 13th March 2019
Job Ref: 1791218

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Cyber Readiness for Boards is a £1M research project supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Lloyds Register to investigate the board level decision making process on cyber security. The project brings together partners from the public and private sectors as well as academics from both social and technical disciplines. 

We have an ambitious program of work mapped out and we are recruiting a Research Fellow to work with the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators to coordinate and deliver a portfolio of top international quality research on the factors that influence current cyber risk decision-making at board level. The postholder will produce a range of publications for different audiences including academic journal articles and conference papers, policy briefings, reports, media pieces etc. He/she will also represent the Cyber Readiness for Boards project at relevant international fora and within UCL as well as liaise with government and industry to promote the project.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field (which could include International Law, International Relations, Public Policy, Management or Political Science) with an outstanding track record of research and publications. Proven knowledge of social science research techniques and methodologies, alongside insight into some economic, organisational and human factors that are drivers for cybersecurity across diverse national and international context is essential.

The person must have demonstrated ability to conduct research to an internationally competitive level. The person must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, results orientated and organising their work to meet deadlines. He/She must have a highly open and collaborative approach to research.

UCL vacancy reference: 1791218

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Michelle Mhlanga at Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Dr Madeline Carr at

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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