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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL12396

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £32,405 - £36,064 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL12396
Date posted: 15-Aug-2017
Closing date: 14-Sep-2017

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Applications are invited for a 36 months Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on decision support for cyber security, with a particular focus on optimization and game theoretical techniques for decision support in cyber security


The responsibilities of the role are to develop methodologies, theories and algorithms that can help organizations and people make better security decisions. The work will build up existing methodologies developed by the team at Queen Mary and Imperial College.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or within few months of PhD completion) or equivalent and/or equivalent professional experience.

Experience in research in three or more of the following: optimization, game theory, machine learning, cyber security and theoretical computer science is essential. Also a good understanding and experience of machine learning, artificial intelligence and logic is desired as it will be valuable to this research work. Along with the ability to organise and prioritise own work and organise research within the project timetable. The candidate must have excellent Programming skills,


This post is part of the EPSRC project “Customized and Adaptive approach for Optimal

Cyber security Investment” a joint project between Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with our colleagues at the Institute of Security Science and Technology at Imperial College.

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This is a full time post starting 1 November 2017 or as soon as feasible after this date. 3 year post or until 31 July 2020, whichever is the shorter. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,405 - £36,064 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Pasquale Malacaria ( or by phone: +44 20 7882 5774.


To apply, please click on the link below.


Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.


The closing date for applications is 14th September 2017.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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