Research Fellow in Hardware Security

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Apr 2024

Location: Highfield Campus

We are recruiting for new EPSRC project: “IOTEE: Securing and Analysing Trusted Execution Environment beyond the CPU.” In this project you will be investigating future technology of confidential-computing and how evaluating the security of PCIe devices participating in confidential computing computation. We’re looking for someone who has the aspiration to conduct a strong research with the support of the School of Electronics and Computer Science.

What we would like to see

  • PhD in computer science, Cyber security, and electrical engineering or equivalent professional qualifications and experience
  • Research experience in system security and hands on experience evaluating systems
  • Familiarity with PCIe and CPU and Device interaction
  • Programming in C, C++, and python


  • Experience working with Trusted Execution technologies (e.g. Intel SGX, AMD SEV, Intel TDX)

You will be part of a vibrant and friendly Cyber Security Research Group, with access to resources like a cyber testbed and a forensic laboratory. You will be supported by our NCSC Academic Centres of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Cyber Security Education which draw together expertise from across the University, including Computing, Electronics, Law, Management, Mathematics, Sociology and Psychology. Both our MEng in Computer Science and Cyber Security and MSc in Cyber Security are NCSC accredited. You will be able to work with the Southampton Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a partnership between the University of Southampton and key industrial partners. The CSA provides a unique environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach.

The post will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. ECS is supportive of academics from a broad range of career paths, whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful academic seeking an opportunity to step up to a more senior role, the University of Southampton is the place to do something truly unique with your expertise.

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, we are progressive and have a history of pushing the boundaries of what we teach to our students - and what they are teaching us.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

We value and support our staff in pursuing their research and enterprise activities within their fields of interest. We have strong interdisciplinary activities, the national Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub and major sector Centres for Machine Intelligence, Healthcare Technologies and Internet of Things, and the Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Education. Our reputation for research, enterprise, and teaching is quite exceptional.

Athena SWAN bronze award recognised, we are committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will help you find a work-life balance with flexible or part-time working hours, with workload adjusted accordingly. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. For more information visit

Check out the staff benefits and why you should join us at The University of Southampton!

For more information, please contact Dr Atamli at [email protected] .

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