Postdoctoral Research Associate on Secure Networking by Design
Department of Computer Science - Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to fill a research role in a
newly-funded InnovateUK project in the area of network security. The project
is within the ‘Digital Security by Design' portfolio, and will use the
capability-based CHERI/Morello systems architecture, offering memory
protection and secure compartmentalisation features to improve the security
offered by routers.
Routers are a crucial component in network security, and amount for over 75%
of infected devices. Our Secure Networking by Design (SNbD) project
addresses the threats arising from this. Building on recent advances in router
security, the SNbD project will explore approaches to hardening router and
networking protections, employing the CHERI/Morello architecture and other
hardware security techniques.
The University's role is to lead the research and evaluation elements of the
project: exploring the interaction of the CHERI architecture with other
hardware security features, the practical impacts of software engineering on
this novel platform, and the overall security characteristics of the router
design and implementation which results from the project. In this, we will be
linked with the wider Digital Security by Design community, and produce
research outputs and materials in support of education in this area.
The project will employ a post-doctoral research officer to undertake this
work, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Martin. The ideal candidate
will have some practical experience (ideally, both research and development)
in this area and will have a passion for making research contributions in a
very practical and applied setting. You will lead on the research aspects of
the project, exploring and defining the best way to approach the project
goals. Overall, the objective is to describe and evaluate approaches to
hardware/software co-design for improved security, including an analysis of
the best areas to invest effort for the best security outcomes. We would
expect to find a range of publishable research outcomes to arise from this.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 6 July 2022. Interviews
are expected to be held in July.
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Equality Charter Bronze Award.
Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a
friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through
diversity groups and champions, for example
https:// www. cs.ox.ac.uk/aboutus/women-cs-oxford/index.html , as well as a
number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible
working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for
example shared parental leave.
Demonstrating a commitment to provide equality of opportunity. We would
particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic
applicants who are currently under-represented within the Computer Science
Department. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection
Contact Person : HR Coordinator Vacancy ID : 158469
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 06-Jul-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : email@example.com
Salary (£) : Grade 7: Salary £33,309 - £40,927 p.a. (post may be
underfilled at Grade 6: Salary £29,614 - £35,326 p.a.)