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2 Research positions in Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing

University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £27,116 to £32,344 Grade 6.1/Grade 7.1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th August 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: UOS029864
 

Digital Twins are one of the most significant technologies of our day and are a major component of the drive to increased productivity in the manufacturing sector. However, the security of digital twins is a significant challenge. The area is significantly under-researched and there is huge potential for real-world application for any solutions discovered. Our EPSRC sponsored project “Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing” aims to carry out world-leading research in several promising areas relevant to the security of digital twins in manufacturing and build critical collaborative mass in those areas.

Accordingly, applications are invited for two Research positions to work on cybersecurity aspects of Digital Twins in manufacturing systems. The two posts are at different levels, reflecting the differing requirements of the work to be carried out by the post holder under the collaborative academic supervision of John Clark, Andrei Popescu, Prosanta Gope and Rob Hierons in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

RA1: Research Assistant in Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing (Security Techniques Researcher - Grade 6).
This post is available at Grade 6, and is concerned with research into techniques and tools to support digital twin security in general, e.g. developing a security fault injection capability and investigating the suitability of a variety of intrusion detection approaches. You should have a good honours degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and have a good knowledge of cybersecurity. Additionally, you should be able to develop and adapt software appropriately to support identified experimental research and demonstrations. You should be capable of producing high quality research. This is a full-time research position for 30-months if starting on or before the 7 October 2021. If starting after the 7 October 2021, the post will have a fixed-end date of 6 April 2024.

RA2: Research Associate in Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing (Advanced Security Techniques Researcher - Grade 7)

This post is available at Grade 7. It requires more specific and advanced skills, qualifications and experience in EITHER formal methods OR public key encryption technologies and security modelling aspects such as access control. You will be expected to have successfully completed a PhD or be close to doing so. You should have a track record of producing high quality research. This is a full-time research position for 30-months if starting on or before the 7 October 2021. If starting after the 7 October 2021, the post will have a fixed-end date of 6 April 2024.

Candidates for both posts should expect to work in a collaborative way.

Candidates wishing to discuss a post should contact Prof John A Clark (john.clark@sheffield.ac.uk).

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