|Salary:||£37,099 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||26th October 2023|
Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.
Abertay’s Security, Equality and Social Justice Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) challenge space brings together and develops expertise across the University on issues such as cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, regulation, and governance; human-centred cyber security; cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crimes, criminals, and victims; and ethical hacking. We work with businesses, local and national government, police, third sector, and academic researchers from across the world to develop research that helps protect infrastructures, devices, data, businesses and citizens and enable resilience.
We now seek to appoint a Research Fellow.
The Research Fellow will be central to the development of the challenge space research and will make a strong contribution to the intellectual and practical development of cybersecurity at the University. They will be based within Abertay cyberQuarter, working closely with the Director and the challenge leads to develop and enable world-leading research and innovation within the challenge space.
The posts will be associated with one of the following research areas:
The post would suit self-motivated candidates who are excited by interdisciplinary working, innovation, and stakeholder impact, and who have the desire to work in a complex interdisciplinary environment on multiple projects. You will develop, lead and sustain your own research, which should be of international standard. You will also support research to be carried out with cyberQuarter partners.
To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent experience. You’ll have a good publication record, and experience of funding application processes. You will demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm to develop a coherent research vision to develop your own area of interest and will have the ability to bring new concepts and ideas to the cyberQuarter. You will be a team player who is comfortable working with minimal supervision. You’ll demonstrate the ability to take the initiative when organising resources and delivering projects to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of cyberQuarter stakeholders and partners, from academia, business, government, and law enforcement.
Applicants should outline their research aspirations in a plan covering the next three years (assuming 50% time on own research), how they map onto Abertay’s Interdisciplinary Challenge Space and peaks of excellence encapsulated in Abertay’s RKE Strategy. Applicants should include any plans for work involving non-academic partners if relevant. All successful applicants will be part of the cyberQuarter, but please indicate in your application which school(s) you would envisage being aligned with. Your interests may span across Schools therefore indicate in your application those that are relevant.
The posts are full-time and funded for three years from October 2023.
Committed to Equal Opportunities
Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,
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