Principal Investigator in Digital Science
University of Dundee
£51630 - £58089
Professor Niamh Nic Daeid
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We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Principal Investigator in Digital Science within the Leverhulme Research Science for Forensic Science, to work on innovative, inter-disciplinary research, engage in the development of collaborative research activities within the academic, government and business sectors. You will provide leadership on projects in order to drive the exploration of digital evidence and biometrics forward to generate maximum impact within the community and society.
The ideal candidate will have both a practical and theoretical knowledge of digital technologies and their current application and potential future use. This will include areas such as mobile devices, operating systems, applications software, social media, encryption, cryptocurrencies, the Internet of things and the digital mesh. Ideally, you will also have a comprehensive understanding if not a practical knowledge of malware and the ways in which digital hardware, software and data can be manipulated for malicious and illegal purposes.
You will possess an understanding of the challenges of determining and confirming identity and location, particularly through the use of biometric identification modalities, both traditional and emerging and have a vision of how these can be addressed and developed into the future.
It is essential that you are more than a technologist and possess a deeper understanding of the sociological, legal, ethical and disruptive potential of the global shift from the physical to the digital world.
The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world - with over 140 countries represented in the University community. You will be based at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science which is a 10 year £10 million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem.
Your priorities will include:
Develop research objectives and proposals for collaborative interdisciplinary projects, taking leadership roles in projects within their areas of expertise
Develop imaginative and interdisciplinary proposals for research projects specifically link to digital futures, theoretical paradigms for digital evidence amongst others with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders.
Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding.
Provide academic leadership to those working within research areas
Lead and develop internal and external networks for example with other active researchers and leading thinkers in the field.
Who we're looking for:
Possess a good understanding of the manipulation of digital hardware, software and data - techniques, tools and effects
Understanding of the digital environment including artificial intelligence, data mining and the Internet of Things
Educated to PhD level
Experience of conducting research to high academic standards
Advanced problem-solving ability, with a desire to explore creative solutions.
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The deadline for applications is midnight (UK time) on 10 February 2019.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.