Saturday, April 11, 2015

[DMANET] Heilbronn Research Fellowship, University of Bristol

Deadline: 7 May 2015

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites
applications for one or more Research Fellowships in the area of
Internet data analysis for cybersecurity applications.

This is an exciting new area of research which involves large-scale
mathematical modelling of hosts, traffic and networks for tracking and
prediction of botnets and other malicious entities. We invite strong
applicants with expertise in any area of computational statistics,
time series, complex networks, information theory, machine learning or
algorithms. Some knowledge of operating systems and Internet protocols
would be an advantage but are not essential for the post. You will
have the opportunity to work with government experts on real
operational problems.

This research involves use of distributed data on computing clusters
(so-called 'Big Data'). While prior experience of cluster computing is
not essential, the successful applicant will be expected to learn
about this area. Programming experience (e.g. in Python, C, Java) and
an interest in implementation would be an advantage.

The post will be based in Bristol, UK. Significant salary enhancements
may be offered if the applicant has particularly relevant skills
and/or postgraduate experience.

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute's work, the appointment
will require security vetting. Resident UK nationals will normally be
able to meet this condition; other potential applicants should consult
the Director about their eligibility before applying. You may become a
member of the USS pension scheme. Research expenses of at least £2,000
per annum will also be available.

There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the
distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is
conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form,
because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the
Heilbronn Institute.

The Fellowships will be for three years with preferred starting dates
of either October 2015 or January 2016, although alternative dates may
be possible by agreement.
Applications should include a statement of proposed research (not more
than one side of A4). This should be attached to the end of your CV or
cover letter.

Candidates should ask three referees to send references by the closing
date (30th April 2015) to: Heilbronn Administration Manager, School of
Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TW, UK Tel. (+44)
0117 331 5260 Email: (It is a
candidate's own responsibility to ensure that the reference letters
are received by the closing date. These letters may be sent by email.

Enquiries about the fellowships may be addressed to Dr Oliver Johnson,
School of Mathematics, telephone (+44)(0)117 928 8632, email:

For further details as well as a link to the online application
procedure, please see .

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