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Research Assistant
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016866

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2021

Salary: £27,511 to £31,865 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Computer Science

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible for 18 weeks

Applications are invited for the above post to work as a research assistant on the B-SIDE project which aims to automatically generate security policies for container-based applications. The position duration is 18 weeks.

You will join a small team within APT headed by Pierre Olivier. The APT group is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary researchers working on future many-core architectures and software, collaborating with industry partners.

The successful candidate is expected to be (or about to be) qualified to Bachelor/Master level. Good knowledge regarding the Linux kernel and x86-64 assembly is highly desirable. 

Furthermore, knowledge of disassembly/retro-engineering/binary analysis tools, and systems security is desirable but not mandatory.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr. Pierre Olivier

General enquiries:

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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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