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Research Assistant/Associate in Security/Cryptography (ERC Starting Grant Confidentiality-Preserving

Newcastle University


Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE1 7RU
Date:
11/08/2017
2017-11-082017-12-08
Job Type:
Contract
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Computer Programming/Systems
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Job Details

Faculty/Services      Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

 

Unit                         Computing

 

Sub Unit                  Computing

 

Staff Category        Research

 

Contract Type        Fixed Term

 

Hours of Work       Full Time

 

Location                  Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Salary:                       £27,285 to £28,936 (without PhD awarded)
                                  £29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded/Equivalent substantial research experience)

Closing Date:            05 December 2017

CASCAde (Confidentiality-Preserving Security Assurance) is an ambitious project to establish the capacity to certify complex data structures and system topologies, such that their security properties can be proven in zero-knowledge. It involves a team of cryptography, system security and usable security researchers.

As part of CASCAde, the group is seeking a researcher either with PhD awarded or a PhD thesis about to be submitted to investigate novel digital signatures on graph data structures and the certification of system topologies for subsequent proofs of knowledge.

The post is available fixed term for 3 years and is full time.

Click here for further details 

For informal enquiries, please email Thomas.gross@ncl.ac.uk

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.