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About the role

In this role, you will research, design and implement techniques and tools for enhancing the security and privacy in the bi-directional communication ad interaction in energy markets, and investigate applications in various domains.

You will develop and document a technology for testing DOMINOES’ resistance to cyber-attacks and its ability to detect the attacks. This technology will test an anomaly detection and risk-based warning system in DOMINOES. In addition, you will deploy and operate the data-handling platform that has been constructed in the UoL team on pilot sites, including:  Install the data-handling platform and perform integration tests. Carry out the tests in the existing network. Register results against test cases. Based on test case results and the user’s feedback, make changes to the proposed platform. 

In addition, you will engage in relevant professional activities and in continuous professional development.


About you

With a relevant qualification in computer science, engineering, maths or a related discipline, you will have some experience or basic knowledge of cyber security and secure data handling. In addition, you will have a good knowledge of tools and languages for system modelling, simulation and analysis.

As a motivated, self-starter, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will have sound analytical skills. In addition, you will have good skills in abstraction, modelling, algorithms and tools for system analysis and knowledge of low-level programming language such as Python, Matlab, C, C++ or Java.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Huiyu Zhou on hz143@le.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will take place within 3 weeks of the advert closing. 

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.