Research Associate, Cyber Security Risk Analysis

    • Application Deadline
      08 February 2022
      (application date has expired)
    • Job Salary
      £37,000 to £41,000 plus the excellent Turing benefits
    • Website
    • Contact Name
      Recruitment Team

    The Alan Turing Institute
    The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

    The provision of digital infrastructure for identity systems is an emerging requirement in many modern societies across the developed and developing world. New techniques for deployment at scale promise to improve the assurance of users' rights to access to various digital and physical resources, in a cost effective and efficient manner. However, protecting citizens’ rights when such systems are deployed requires the development of novel and appropriate socio-technical interventions that incorporate robust security and privacy measures.
    We are seeking a candidate for a research position in the area of cyber security risk analysis and management. The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in the analysis of cyber security risks. Specifically, You will be able to determine the likelihood and impact of of compromise of identity systems. You should also be able to consider systemic and component risk with incomplete or inexact data.
    You will collaborate with a small specialist team investigating areas pertinent to establishing trustworthiness within digital identity infrastructure. You will report to a senior principal investigator who will support your efforts throughout the project. For more project background go to the project webpage

    - Take initiatives in the planning and execution of research
    - Identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the development and implementation of the existing programmes
    - Conduct data analysis and ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
    - To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
    - Undertake any training and or professional development
    - Prepare material for presentation in oral and poster formats
    - Draft publications and prepare them for submission to refereed journals
    - Write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals/digests that highlight findings from research ensuring consistency with the highest standards of academic publication
    - Contribute to writing bids for research grants
    - Take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research

    • A PhD degree or equivalent professional experience in a risk-related subject (e.g. cybersecurity, computer science, management science, mathematics or related discipline).
    • Experience of risk assessment, analysis and management in applied settings.
    • Ability in mathematical or quantitative methods.
    • Evidence of an excellent publication record.

    Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

    This full-time post is offered on a 2-year fixed-term basis. The annual salary is £37,000-£42,000 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

    Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process -

    The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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