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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £31,054 to £37,411 per annum inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: QMUL19450
 

Applications are invited for a fixed term Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on decision support for cyber security.

The responsibilities of the role are to develop methodologies, theories and algorithms that can help organizations and people make better security decisions. The work will build up on existing methodologies developed by the team at Queen Mary and Imperial College.

This post is part of the EPSRC project “Customized and Adaptive approach for Optimal

Cyber security Investment” a joint project between Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with our colleagues at the Institute of Security Science and Technology at Imperial College.

Details about the School can be found at http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk. Details about the project can be found at http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~pm/cysec.html

The successful applicant at Research Assistant level must have an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related topic.

It’s essential to have knowledge in at least one of the following: optimization, game theory, machine learning, cyber security and theoretical computer science, and good understanding of cyber security and its challenging landscape. Experience of artificial intelligence and logic will be valuable to this research work.

The successful applicant at Postdoctoral Research Assistant level must have a PhD in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related topic. It is essential to have experience in research in one of the following: optimization, game theory, machine learning, cyber security and theoretical computer science and a good understanding of cyber security and its challenging landscape. Candidates must also have experience with conducting research, understanding the research process and summarising findings.

A good understanding and experience of artificial intelligence and logic will be valuable to this research work.

This is a full time fixed term post for 22 months or until 31 July 2021 (whichever is the shorter) starting 1 October 2019 or as soon as feasible after this date. For an appointment as a Research Assistant the starting salary will be in the range of £31,054 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London allowance. For an appointment as a Postdoctoral Assistant the starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 to £37,411 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Pasquale Malacaria (p.malacaria@qmul.ac.uk) or by phone: +44 20 7882 5774.

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL19450.

Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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