Research Scientist in Digital Document Threat Intelligence (KTP Associate), CSEE

Updated: 4 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jun 2021

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a unique UK-wide activity that help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations.

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The University of Essex in partnership with Glasswall Solutions Ltd offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to contribute to the development and deployment of a commercially ready Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) software system.

This post is fixed term for 24 months and is based at Glasswall’s offices in Woking.


The duties of the post will include:

  • Familiarise themselves with Glasswall’s FileTrust and Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) engine
  • Conduct research in structure extraction and hashing techniques as enabling technologies for generating the file hashes for threat analysis
  • Designing and deployment of machine learning-enabled threat intelligence solution
  • Interfacing of developed solutions with the company’s APIs for process automation
  • Development of scalability mechanism and testing the threat intelligence engine
  • Investigating the machine learning approaches suitable for the threat analysis
  • Publishing academic journal articles and drafting patent applications, where required
  • Preparing and presenting results of the research programme to both technical panel meetings and lay audiences


The post holder must have:

  • MSc in Computer Science, Computer/Cyber/Network Security, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline, or relevant industry experience
  • Good theoretical and applied knowledge of the latest techniques in feature extraction and hashing techniques
  • Ability to deploy the latest machine learning techniques to develop an intelligent threat analysis engine
  • Knowledge and/or experience of commercial deployment
  • Ability to work independently and identify and engage with relevant stakeholders to drive forward development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Glasswall Solutions Ltd

Continental House


West End


GU24 9PJ

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Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

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