Job reference: SAE-022556
Salary: £35,308 - £43,155 grade 6 or £44,414 - £54421 grade 7 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Computer Science
Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
Closing date: 02/10/2023
Contract Duration: 24 months available from 1 December 2023 to 31 November 2025
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

Job Description

The SECCOM project will investigate the art of architectural possibility, a model for security reasoning, and approach to dynamic verification of computer system constructed utilizing composable fabrics such as PCIe and Compute Express Link (CXL). This multi-faceted project is looking to hire a Research Associate or Research Fellow to work with the PI/CoIs on this exciting new area of research.

Applications are welcome for a Post-doc to investigate the potential system architectural constructs and identify potential security threat models and associated properties that emerge in the use of composable hardware platforms. The overall objectives of the SECCOM project are to unencumbers the opportunities of composable systems, and it comprises activities and tasks through which the security and therefore resilience of a composed platform can be reasoned and verified.

You will be hosted by Prof. John Goodacre within the SECCOM (Securing Composable Hardware Platforms) project, a UKRI/EPSRC managed project funded by the MoD/Dstl. Offers for the position will therefore be conditional on passing an identity check with Dstl.

Working in collaboration on the project, your focus will be within the Advanced Processor Technology (APT) Group in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, UK. The APT group focus covers novel computing architecture, systems software and runtimes.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor John Goodacre


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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