Research Fellow (RAII) in Network Security for 5g University of Surrey, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering United Kingdom


Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location: Guildford

Salary: £46,924

Fixed Term for three years

Post Type: Full Time

Advert Placed: Thursday 21 September 2017

Closing Date: Sunday 22 October 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 074117

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £70M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers of network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 25 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.


ICS is seeking to recruit one full time research fellow (RAII) to work on network security research on 5G and to test the concepts in a real wide-area testbed. The applicant will need to be an experienced post-doctorate researcher ready to lead a security focused research across the work areas established in 5GIC as well as those research programmes in ICS which is home of 5GIC.


For this opening, the successful candidate will be required to have:


A PhD degree in network/computer security



Have security research experience/track record in the fields of:


Mobile networks : (Essential)

Core networks, SDN/NFV : (Desirable)

Have experience leading the creation of IT security architectures : (Desirable)

Have experience of working with standards groups such as the 3GPP, particularly the SA3 working group :(Desirable)

Have experience of leading and coordinating research across a number of teams. (Desirable)



The successful candidate will work with 5GIC industrial partners, GCHQ and Other ACE Universities as well as Internal research team on 5G network architecture. The post is initially for 3 years and the post holder has the option of becoming a full academic at the end of this period subject to a ratification panel.


For all informal enquiries please contact Professor Rahim Tafazolli –

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