Research Assistant in Cyber Security

Anglia Ruskin University
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£29,605
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:fixed term for 2 and
Working Time:Full time
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

2.5 years

Employment Type

Full time

Salary From


Salary To




Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Science & Engineering

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Closing Date



  • Job Description (PDF, 111.66kb)

  • Expectations of Academics (PDF, 161.69kb)

  • About ARU:

    We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical, and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

    About the Role:

    We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant in Cyber Security to contribute to the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation scheme funded by the CyberSecDome project. CyberSecDome aims to develop Virtual Reality based intrusion detection, incident investigation and response approach for enhancing the resilience, security, and privacy of complex and heterogeneous digital infrastructures. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual to work within the area of dynamic risk management and incident response, threat intelligence information sharing and collaboration, and AI- based penetration testing. The project is a collaboration with partners from leading industry and academic institutions across Europe.

    The role will be in the Computing and Information Science is based on the Cambridge campus and operates within the Faculty of Science and Engineering with 35 academic staff, 10 doctoral research students, and several successful partnerships with industry. You will have a degree for this role and will be creative, motivated and have experience in relevant research methods. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and be proficient in data analysis. We provide an agile working environment with opportunity to work from home and campus.

    The role is a fixed term for 2 and a half years.

    Informal queries can be made to Dr Shareeful Islam, Associate Professor in Cyber Security at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    Please note that we may close this vacancy early depending on the number and quality of applications received.

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