10 PhD Positions at Royal Holloway’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security

At Royal Holloway we once again have ten PhD positions in Cyber Security nee Information Security. The catch is that almost all of those positions are reserved for UK residents. Note that this does not mean nationality, see funding page (there might also be some wiggle room in some cases). For more information see the CDT website and the ISG website for what kind of research we do. Closing date is 30 April.

Welcome to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway. The Centre was established in 2013, and has as its main objective to produce cohorts of highly-trained researchers with a broad understanding of cyber security.

The CDT is hosted by the Information Security Group (ISG), and provides multidisciplinary training to annual cohorts of around ten students each. The students follow a 4-year doctoral programme: the first phase consists of a taught component comprising 25 per cent of the programme. The remaining three years follow the more traditional path of doctoral studies, with each student undertaking research in an advanced topic in the field of cyber security. See the CDT Course of Study page for more information about the programme.

CDT recruitment typically runs from November to April, to select students for the CDT cohort starting every October. Selected applicants are awarded fully-funded PhD studentships (stipend and College fees) for four years. We consider applications from candidates with undergraduate and masters qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, and electrical and electronic engineering.

We are now open for applications for the 2017/18 CDT cohort. We have a number of fully-funded studentships to award to qualified and eligible candidates, to start their PhD studies in September 2017. Closing date for receiving applications is 30 April 2017. We will however assess applications on an ongoing basis, and we reserve the right to make an offer to candidates before the closing date.

Please explore the links below to learn more about the entry requirements, funding and eligibility, and how to apply to Royal Holloway’s CDT in Cyber Security.

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Two Lecturer Positions in the Information Security Group

My department – the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London – has two open positions. One 4 year teaching focused post and one permanent post with the usual research and teaching profile (similar to, say, a Junior Professor in Germany). It’s a nice place to work, there’s good research going on from cryptography and system security to human and social aspects of information security and the ISG hosts one of the two UK Centres for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security which means we have funding for 10 PhD students per year at the moment. Most teaching is at the MSc level.

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Postdoc position at Royal Holloway

We got a one year crypto postdoc position in the Information Security Group.

Location Egham
Salary £33,789 to £39,902 per annum – including London Allowance
Closing Date Monday 10 October 2016
Interview Date To be confirmed
Reference 0916-295

The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of Cryptography. The position is available now for the period of one year.

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Kenny Paterson and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics in Cryptography. Our current areas of interest include lattice-based cryptography, multilinear maps, indistinguishability obfuscation, and applied cryptography.

Applicants should have already completed (essential if COS required), or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

This is a full time post, available as soon as possible for a fixed term period of 12 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Informal enquiries can be made to Kenny Paterson at kenny.paterson@rhul.ac.uk.

The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Lecturer Position in the Information Security Group

My department is hiring a new lecturer whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. If you have questions get in touch either as suggested below or — if that works better for you — with me.

Lecturer in Information Security

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Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London

Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants who will be able to help drive forward research related to Internet of Things (IoT) security.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

This is a full time and permanent post, with an intended start date of 1st September, 2016, although an earlier or slightly later start may be possible. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Keith Mayes on keith.mayes@rhul.ac.uk.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 0216-068

Closing Date: Midnight, 1st April 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Information Security within Royal Holloway, University of London.

Post-Doctoral Position in Malware Detection at Royal Holloway, University of London

My colleague Lorenzo has a nice post doc position in malware detection. Also, the closing date for the Multilinear Maps postdoc here at Royal Holloway is tomorrow.

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Postdoc at Royal Holloway on Multilinear Maps

The multilinear maps project I worked on previously is looking for a new postdoc. See ad below. It’s not necessarily very long, but it’s a nice gig: it’s on an interesting topic, the ISG is a good department and Kenny is a very nice boss. If you have questions, you can get in touch with Kenny. or, if that’s better for you, feel free to get in touch with me as well.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Information Security

  • Location: Egham
  • Salary: £33,476 to £39,528 per annum – including London Allowance Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 04 November 2015
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed
  • Reference: 1015-296
  • Full time fixed term until 31st July 2017

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Information Security Group.

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will work alongside Professor Kenny Paterson, Dr Enrique Larraia, and the Visiting Researchers Professor Dennis Hofheinz (TU Karlsruhe) and Professor Steven Galbraith (Auckland) on topics within the following areas: the construction and analysis of multilinear maps; the development of sound abstractions of current and future proposals for multilinear maps that are suitable for use by cryptographers; the development of cryptographic schemes making use of multilinear maps; and the formal security analyses of these schemes.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography, ideally with significant experience in cryptanalysis of lattice-based schemes and/or the analysis of cryptographic schemes using provable security techniques. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

This is a time post, immediately available until the 31st July 2017. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Kenny Paterson on Kenny.Paterson@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/ . The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 1015-296

Closing Date: Midnight, 4th November 2015