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Research Fellow (Software Engineer)

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £35,211 to £42,036 per annum
Fixed Term End Date: Thursday 31 December 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 December 2018
Reference:  SM4105-18-603

We are seeking a Research Fellow (Software Engineer) to join the Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS) at the University of Brighton and work in the EU Horizon2020 funded project DEFeND (Data Governance for Supporting GDPR). 

DEFeND aims to deliver a platform that empowers organisations to assess the compliance status, plan the achievement of their GDPR compliance and increase their maturity in different aspects of GDPR. The DEFeND platform will be tested in living labs pilots, involving partners from four E.U. countries in four different areas: healthcare, banks, energy and local public administration. This role supports, and carries out research on security and privacy requirements within the scope of the DEFeND Project; develop software that is relevant to the DEFeND project. This role supports, and carries out research on security and privacy requirements within the scope of the DEFeND Project; develop software that is relevant to the DEFeND project.

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in Privacy Engineering, Security Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent. Alternatively, a good First Degree (2:1, 1st) in Computer Science or relevant areas, an MSc in Security, Privacy, Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant, and research experience. 

Strong understanding, experience and expertise in software development and a background in Information Security and Privacy are essential. The role is ideal for someone with a passion for research software who wants to make an important contribution to an important European project. It involves close collaboration with leading researchers and industrialists in 10 European countries. There will be the opportunity to contribute to the supervision and mentoring of research students, and to engage with external networks for purposes of identifying and preparing proposals potential funding sources.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Haris Mouratidis (h.mouratidis@brighton.ac.uk). In return, the university offers a wide range of employee benefits including a generous pension scheme, annual leave including time off over the Christmas period as well as childcare vouchers, travel loans and a relocation scheme, along with an environment that will enable you to further develop your skills and expertise and lead the software development in a timely and important research area. 


This post is fixed term until 31st December 2020

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The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the "working here" section of our vacancies page.


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