UK:2 Privacy/UbiComp PostDoc positions at The Open University

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Description:A number of postdoctoral research positions for up to 3 years are available for outstanding candidates, based at The Open University (OU), Milton Keynes (40 minutes north of London), UK.
Field(s):The positions are associated with two projects: a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on “Adaptive Security and Privacy” (, and an EPSRC research project on “Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the Wisdom of Groups” (

Requirements:Successful candidates will be expected to have completed their PhD by the time they start, and will already have an excellent research profile and potential for continued achievement.

Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: ubiquitous computing, privacy, or software engineering for adaptive systems. They will also have skills in developing of prototype tools and demonstrators (particularly for ubiquitous and social computing), or conducting user studies of ubiquitous computing technologies.

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to work both independently and as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team, within the software engineering and design group at the Open University and with research colleagues at Imperial Colleague London,  Exeter University, and Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to co-supervise PhD research students (also being recruited for the projects).

Starting: The positions are available immediately, with a desirable start date of 1st September 2013 (or very soon after) for the for the 3-year Privacy Dynamics post.  Other posts may be 1-2 years in duration.

Contact: Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Bashar Nuseibeh ( before applying.

Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are submitted, and applicants are encouraged to submit by 11th July 2013  (although the formal closing date is noon on Thursday 25 July 2013). We expect interviews for short listed candidates to be held on 31st July or 1st August 2013.

How to apply: For an application form and detailed information on how to apply please refer to the Further Particulars available from:

Salary: £30,424 to 36,298 depending on experience

Ref: 8963 Research Associate, ASAP Project (ERC funded) (1-2 years)
Ref:  8996 Research Associate, Privacy Dynamics Project (EPSRC funded) (3 years)

*** IMPORTANT: Please submit applications to BOTH  <> AND <>.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community. — The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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