Research Assistant/Associate/Research Fellow (Fixed term)

Applications are invited for a Computer Science Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow within Horizon.

Salary: £27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance; Fixed term contract for 2 years

REF: SC1412819

Closing Date: Sunday 12th January 2020

The purpose of this role will be to support the principal investigator in conducting research within the PETRAS project, specifically investigating the use of tangible interfaces for seamless key exchange in support of improved cybersecurity. As with all work within Horizon, this will be an interdisciplinary project, drawing upon cybersecurity, HCI and elements of sociology and law.

We seek a computer scientist for the team with either a cybersecurity, networking or HCI background (even better all three!). The post holder will be expected to undertake independent research as well as working as part of a team – this will include using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research, and being responsible for writing up their work in order to contribute to published outcomes.

The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

The post will be held at Horizon Digital Economy Institute within the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Derek McAuley. Applications must be submitted online – please note that applications sent by email will not be accepted.

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