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Research Fellow - Discribe Hub+

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Information Security

Location: Egham
Salary: £37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 1122-528

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Programme, supported through the ISCF, aims to radically update the digital infrastructure currently underpinning the global economy, making it secure against future threats. Discribe Hub+ is one part of this wider initiative, with funding in place until 2024. Discribe’s Regulation and Policy work stream, led by Royal Holloway, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to be based at Royal Holloway with the aim to critically examine the DSbD technologies through a socio-legal or law and technology lens.

We are seeking candidates with a relevant PhD in socio-legal or law and technology studies that also have interests in regulatory design and/or science and technology studies (STS), particularly in relation to data protection, cyber resilience, or intellectual property law. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Additional Information: The ISG is amongst the largest departments dedicated to information/cyber security in the world with circa 20 academic staff in the department, as well as research and support staff. We are an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR), we host a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security and have circa 70 PhD students working across a wide range of security research.

We have a vibrant, embedded and successful multi-disciplinary research profile, and a strong ethos of working on real world security that encompasses, industry, standardisation, government and society.  This vibrant environment incorporates visiting researchers, research seminar series, reading groups and mini conferences, the WISDOM Group (Women in the Security Domain Or Mathematics) and we are proud of our collegial atmosphere and approach. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lizzie Coles-Kemp at lizzie.coles-kemp@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 1122-528

Closing Date:  23:59, 3 January 2023

Interview Date: Week of the 16 January 2023

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks. We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Information Security Group within Royal Holloway, University of London.

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