Research Associate on Secure Networking by Design

University of Oxford
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Research Associate on Secure Networking by Design

Computer Science - Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford

‘Digital Security by Design' is a far-reaching paradigm which promises to change how we build networked computer systems. We are looking for two outstanding candidates to fill research roles to explore secure networking in this context.

The InnovateUK-funded project is using the capability-based CHERI/Morello systems architecture, offering memory protection and secure compartmentalisation features to improve the security offered by routers. We want to understand how many vulnerabilities can be eliminated at source, and the practical implications for the project lifecycle. In this, we are linked with the wider Digital Security by Design community, and produce research outputs and materials in support of education in this area.

You should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in computer science. The project will employ post-doctoral researchers to undertake this work, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Martin. The ideal candidates 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.

Because the project has a limited time left to run, we are willing to give the post-holders the opportunity to work from home if this is preferable to relocating to Oxford. The post-holder will need to hold or obtain the right to work in the UK and will need to undertake the work in the UK. If suitable candidates apply, we expect to appoint one to a full-time role, and one to a 50% part-time role. Applicants should indicate on their cover letter whether they are interested in both roles or only in FT or PT role.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 20 November 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in late November or early December.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR excellence in Research and Race 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. , 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 criteria.

Contact Person : HR Coordinator Vacancy ID : 168825 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-Nov-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 p.a.

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