To conduct research into Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and to be an active member of the Data Security Systems research team within the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT) at ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast. Conduct research into physical Unclonable functions (PUFs) – investigate new PUF constructions; design, implement and test new PUF hardware architectures, investigate PUF-based authentication protocols. Actively contribute to the general planning and delivery of the overall research project activities. Present regular progress reports on research to members of the research group or to external audiences to disseminate and publicize research findings.
1. 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics (or related discipline) (Research Assistant).
2. Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject. (Research Fellow).
3. At least three years relevant research experience. (Research Fellow).
4. Strong evidence of knowledge in the area of cryptography. (Research Assistant and Research Fellow).
5. Evidence of a publication record commensurate with career stage and experience. (Research Fellow).
6. Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
7. Ability to contribute to the School’s outreach programme by establishing links with industry, community groups etc.
8. Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
9. Good written and verbal communication skills.
10. Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
11. Demonstrable intellectual ability.
12. Ability to innovate and rapidly contribute to research projects.
13. Willingness to visit collaborative partners and to attend meetings and conferences nationally and internationally as requested.
Application deadline is 15 June 2012.
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