AI Researcher Job for Security at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

cyber security

Location: Campus Highfield
Salary: £33,314 to £40,931 Per year
12 month full-time fixed-term contract
Closing Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Date of interview: be confirmed
Reference: 2084122FP-R

This is a great opportunity if you are an expert in machine learning and have a keen interest in cybersecurity.

You will join the Cyber ​​Security Group at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. You will work with Dr. Karafili on the Cyber-ThreaD (Cyber ​​Threat intelligence extraction for autonomous Decision-making research) project which aims to support the autonomous decision-making process by providing attacker-oriented defense mechanisms through the use of an NLP extractor for attribution of cyberattacks. The preferable start date for the position is May 2023 and has a duration of 12 months. As a Research Officer, you will manage and direct the day-to-day activities of two Research Assistants.

Applications will be considered by candidates who are working or are about to obtain a relevant doctorate. The title of associate researcher will be applied at the end of the doctorate. Prior to the award of the qualification, the title of Senior Research Assistant will be awarded.

Open to researchers from around the world and from diverse backgrounds, the program supports those who have the potential and ambition to become leaders in their field and who want to achieve remarkable projects and build an inclusive world.

About you

  • You have a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification and experience in IT or a similar field.
  • Have experience in machine learning. Our ideal candidate has expertise in natural language processing techniques for text extraction.
  • Although the project is in the area of ​​cyberattack investigations, you do not have to be an expert in this field, but a keen interest in cybersecurity will be appreciated.
  • You will have strong computer programming skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

The position will be held at the School of Electronics and Computing (ECS) ( Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and among the top 20 in the UK for research, the University of Southampton enjoys an international reputation for its research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities.

Electronics and computing provide a unique, friendly, and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired, multidisciplinary research, education, training, and outreach. We have a range of staff development programs and a unique mentoring and wellbeing program. To find out more about working at ECS, visit:

ECS holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and is a globally responsible university and was recently awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

This is a 12 month full-time fixed term contract, with an expected start date of 1 May 2023

For more information, contact: Dr Erisa Karafili:

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Application procedure

The deadline for applications is midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, call the recruitment department on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Quote ad reference 2084122FP-R on all correspondence.

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