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Research Fellow in Security

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £30,738 to £34,576 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 09 May 2016
Closing Date:  Monday 13 June 2016
Interview Date:  Thursday 23 June 2016
Reference:  032316

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher for up to three years. The post is part of a newly funded EPSRC project entitled “Improving customer experience while ensuring data privacy for intelligent mobility” which was funded under the Digital Economy theme, starting on 1st September 2016 for 3 years.

The Department of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international reputation for research and teaching. In the National Student Survey, overall student satisfaction was 95%. Research in the department is focussed on two main areas: Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering, and Secure Systems, with Surrey recognised by GCHQ as one of only thirteen Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Its security related research is focused on protocol analysis, security verification, trusted computing, data privacy, access control, privacy preserving security, distributed ledger technologies, digital forensics and human-centred computing.

The interdisciplinary project will be led by Dr Treharne and involves four leading Universities: Surrey, Loughborough, Southampton and Royal Holloway, University of London. The projectis concerned with the protection of personal data while using it to provide real-time customer service for passengers throughout a journey.  The objective is to develop a privacy evaluation framework underpinned by statistical analysis, data provenance and mobile technology, to manage the trade-off between sharing private personal data and the benefits obtained by doing so.

The successful candidate will work at Surrey as a research associate on data privacy, trust frameworks, aggregation techniques and their application in intelligent transport systems.  The candidate will have strong research, analytical and communication skills and will be expected to drive their own research direction within the scope of the project. The position offers the opportunity to collaborate with industry and in particular the rail industry through the Association of Train Operation Companies (ATOC) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. The post is available from 1st September 2016 and the successful applicant is required to start on that date or as soon as possible thereafter.

As part of your application, please prepare a statement about your potential to contribute to the project, and upload this as part of the online application.

For further details of the work-packages allocated to Surrey in the project and an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Project Lead Dr Helen Treharne on h.treharne@surrey.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and offer many opportunities to help researchers develop as independent researchers.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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