Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 06 Feb 2025

Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £17,490 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 20 February 2024
Interview Date:  Wednesday 28 February 2024
Reference:  007224

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference. 

The role

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to recruit an outstanding research fellow in the field of applied cryptography and data security for a full-time position. This is a part-time (50%, on-site) appointment for 8 months. The expected start is 1s t March 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post holder will be contributing to EU-funded research project “Rewiring the Compositional Security Verification and Assurance of Systems of Systems Lifecycle” (the project short name is REWIRE).

The role

The post holder will aim to design and development of new cryptographic protocols for trusted computing and secure systems, including attribute-based encryption and signatures, anonymous signatures, remote attestation, and distributed ledger technologies. They will be supported in this by two permanent researchers (Professor Liqun Chen and Dr Catalin Dragan) and one PDRA.

The Department of Computer Science has an international reputation for research and teaching. Research in the department is focused on three main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE), Distributed and Networked Systems, and Secure Systems, with Surrey hosting UK Academic Centres of Excellence both in Research and in Education, both recognised by GCHQ.

About you

We are looking for applicants that demonstrate strong research and protocol design skills, have strong communication skills, and have enthusiasm for developing their own research ideas.  Applicants should have knowledge and experience in the design of cryptographic protocols for trusted computing and secure systems, and a good understanding of distributed ledger technologies.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please upload a CV and cover letter with your application on the University of Surrey Website. 

For informal enquiries and further information please contact Dr. Cătălin Drăgan [email protected]  

Further details:   Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.



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