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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Digital Security by Design


Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Feb 11, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Digital Security by Design to join the Advanced e-Infrastructure and Cloud Computing research group of the Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, Osney Mead.  The post is funded by InnovateUK and is fixed-term until 28 February 2025.


The successful candidate will be working as the lead PDRA on the InnovateUK funded ‘High security communications infrastructure using peer-to-peer Mesh VPN’ project led by long term collaborators, 100PercentIT, a successful niche public cloud provider. The post holder will be managing two work packages, working in partnership with an external contractor who will conduct the actual development work on enabling a CHERI supporting Rust compiler. The post holder will define the tests required to validate the work and then support usecase development and academic validation of the work through publication in leading conferences and/or journals.


The successful candidate should hold, or be close to completion of, a DPhil/PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, preferably with an appropriate academic record. You should possess demonstrable research experience in the area of compiler development, demonstrable knowledge of Linux systems development/management, show an ability to understand complex infrastructures and inter operation of multiple diverse systems.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Wallom (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Friday 11 February 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Professor David Wallom

Contact email