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Research Assistant in Data Provenance, System Tracing, and Security (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months.

We are seeking a Research Assistant with both strong practical and theoretical grounding in data provenance and security, who will focus on developing prototype software utilizing tracing and provenance capture facilities in operating systems.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, and have published research in these areas.

The position will contribute to the DARPA CADETS Project join between BAE Systems, Memorial University, and the University of Cambridge, and also collaborate with the OPUS Project at the University of Cambridge.

Responsibilities will include enhancing existing compiler- and operating-system-based tracing and provenance technologies developed by the CADETS and OPUS projects, and performing experimental work employing these technologies for security, performance, and other local and distributed use cases.

This post is intended to start on 1 August 2018.

Questions about the post may be addressed to Dr Robert N.M.Watson

An initial period of up to 6 months, with the possibility of extension as grant funds permit.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) (including publication list) and a brief statement of the contribution you would make to the project. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR15611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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