UK: Research Assistant in Wireless Sensor Networks Forensics at University of Bristol

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Closing date: 29/09/2013

Language: English (UK)

Job number: ACAD100513

Salary: £30,424 – £34,223

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract staff

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Division / School: Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering

Description: Based in the Systems Centre and the Cryptography Group, you will work on a European Union funded project exploring the design and implementation of new approaches for the detection of and response to Internet abuse. You will join a team of researchers working on the same project, with whom you will be expected to work in very close collaboration. As such, evidence of prior teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential. You will be required to conduct research in wireless sensor network forensics, to design and develop tools for the extraction and forensic analysis of digital evidence based on game theory and to assist with the integration of those tools with a visualization toolkit, which is also being developed as part of the same project. You will be expected to disseminate project results by writing academic papers and by making presentations. You will also participate in writing project deliverables and reports. Good understanding of information security principles and excellent background in wireless sensor networking and game theory is essential. Prior experience with collaborative software development is desirable, especially in Java environments.

Eligibility: You will possess or be near completion of a PhD in information and communication security or wireless sensor networks or closely related discipline. This post is fixed-term until 20 June 2014 For informal enquires please contact: Dr Theo Tryfonas, Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering: The successful applicant for this vacancy may be appointed either on a fixed term or a open-ended contract depending on the extent of their previous relevant research experience, in line with the University’s Fixed Term Contract Agreement. Further information can be found at

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