Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Cryptography
Queen’s Unversity Belfast
United Kingdom

                            Queen’s University Belfast


Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Cryptography

Ref: 19/107722

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS)

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m. We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science perform world class research across within the Queen's Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), the Pioneer Research Program on Intelligent Advanced Manufacturing Systems (iAMS), and a core disciplinary research Cluster in Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE). Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) research was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), which is host to the UK Research Institute in Hardware Security and Embedded Systems (RISE), and recognised by NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Cyber Security Research. Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position to conduct research into the design and implementation of practical, robust and physically secure post-quantum cryptographic architectures. The research will contribute to projects being undertaken on hybrid quantum/post-quantum cryptographic solutions. This post is available until 31st March 2021.


The successful candidate must have:

•2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics (or related discipline)

•Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject

•At least 3 years relevant research experience in one or more of the following:

  • -          embedded systems design
  • -          FPGA or ASIC hardware design
  • -          software design

•Evidence of a good publication record commensurate with career stage and experience


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Salary scale: £33,199 to £36,261


Closing date: Wednesday 4 September 2019


Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing 30 September 2019


For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email 


The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 


Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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