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Full-time Research Support Officer

University of Malta - Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology

Location: Msida - Malta
Salary: €24,960 to €41,600
£22,199.45 to £36,999.08 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th April 2019
Closes: 9th June 2019

Call for Applications

Post/s of Full-time Research Support Officer 

LOCARD - SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism (RIA) - "Lawful evidence cOllecting and Continuity plAtfoRm Development". 

And any other projects undertaken by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology

  1.  Applications are invited for the post of a Research Support Officer to work on the grant “Lawful evidence cOllecting and Continuity plAtfoRm Development” (LOCARD) financed by the European Union as part of the EU Research and Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020), in which the University of Malta is a mobile forensics research partner.  
  2. Applicants must ideally be in possession of a PhD in an area related to the security of computer systems. Experience in Android application/operating system development, familiarity with smart contract programming, along with a proven publication record will be considered an asset.
  3. The full-time post is for a definite period until 30th April 2022, and carries an initial annual salary of €24,960 for those in possession of a Master’s degree, €31,200 for those in possession of a PhD and €41,600 for those in possession of a PhD complemented with a significant number of years of experience.
  4. This position provides a unique opportunity to work closely with other academic and industry partners specializing in the fields of digital forensics and smart contracts/blockchain. Partners form part of a consortium lead by the Athena Innovation Center ( The project per se is geared towards innovating beyond the state of the art in the field of digital forensics, with blockchain identified as a key enabler technology.  This context benefits the successful candidate with an opportunity to design experiments on real-world systems and data, highly increasing the chances of publication in academic conferences and journals.
  5. Candidates must submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae and a copy of their certificates to and should be received by not later than 9th June 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
  6. Further information may be obtained from the website
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