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

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE1 7RU
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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.

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For informal enquiries, please email

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.