Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher x 2 School of Computer Science & Information Technology / INSIGHT Centre for Date Analytics

University College Cork
June 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:€43,908 - €50,302
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Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher x 2 School of Computer Science & Information Technology / INSIGHT Centre for Date Analytics

16 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Posts

Position Summary

Please note that this position can be filled at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral level, depending on qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

We are looking to hire two highly motivated Post-Doctoral or Senior Post- Doctoral Researchers to work on the topics of homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and privacy preservation at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.

The researchers will be employed on the Horizon Europe project “SECURED”, aimed at scaling up the secure processing of health data thought the use of homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and data (de-)anonymization. The Principal Investigator of the project in UCC is Dr Paolo Palmieri.

The nature and structure of the Phase 2 SFI Research Centre programme allows for Post-Doctoral Researchers to work and acquire valuable experience in a varied & research-rich environment where you may gain relevant experience working with SME's, MNC's, H2020 projects as well as basic platform research within the Insight Centre for Data Analytics programme.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in cryptography or related area, with a good track record of publications. Ideally, they will have experience in one or more of the following areas: homomorphic encryption/secure multiparty computation, lattice-based and post-quantum cryptography, differential privacy, and (de-)anonymisation. Candidates with a background in other areas of cryptography/privacy/security, but with a strong interest in homomorphic encryption or differential privacy will also be considered. A solid mathematical background is expected, complemented with programming skills. Experience with relevant libraries such as SEAL, HElib etc. is an asset.

The positions are until December 2025, with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funding. The successful candidates will be appointed at Post-Doctoral or Senior Post-Doctoral level depending on their experience and qualifications. A budget for travel, equipment, publications and other research expenses is available as part of the projects.

Research in cryptography and privacy is thriving at UCC, with several researchers at doctoral and post-doctoral level working on related topics. The hired researchers will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the team, and to take a mentoring role with some of the more junior researchers. There will also be ample opportunities to work with other partners in the SECURED project (including some of the top research groups in cryptography, both in industry and academia), as well as with our extensive network of international collaborations.

The SECURED and industry projects funding these posts are hosted by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and the School of Computer Science and Information Technology.

About Insight

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics (https:// www. insight- is an SFI funded Research Centre that brings together researchers from University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, and Dublin City University, as well as other partner institutions, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Maynooth University (MU) and Tyndall National Institute. It creates a critical mass of more than 400 researchers from Ireland's leading ICT clusters to carry out research on a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services and Sustainability and Operations.

Project Title: SECURED – Scaling Up Secure Computation of Health Data (Horizon Europe)

Post Duration: 16 Months

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €43,908 - €50,302 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €51,677 - €56,203 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Paolo Palmieri, Lecturer in Cyber Security, School of Computer Science & IT, Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time ) on Monday 10th June, 2024.

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications by everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Paolo Palmieri Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 077671 Contact Number : Close Date : 10-Jun-2024 12:00

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