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Research Associate in Randomness Generation and Testing

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Recruiter: University of Kent
Listed on: 21st April
Location: Canterbury
Salary/Rate: £34804 - £39152
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Fixed term for 24 months
The School of Computing wishes to appoint a highly qualified and motivated research associate to work in a project funded by the Quantum Communications Hub v2.
You will work with Professor Julio Hernandez-Castro and Dr. Carlos Perez-Delgado on the analysis and testing of random number generators, including Quantum Random Number Generators. The main objective of such a research would be to improve on existing generation and testing methodologies, and also to critically evaluate current certification schemes with the objective of devising new certification paths that would be more adept to TRNGs and QRNGs.
The advertised position is for a duration of 24 months (full time) and will provide the successful candidate with a rich collaborative environment: it is positioned within the vibrant and expanding Cybersecurity Research Group at University of Kent's School of Computing Canterbury campus.
As Research Associate you will:

be responsible to develop new randomness tests that outperform existing ones
assist in the writing up of results for publication in leading academic journals as well as contributing to patent write up
present research outcomes from the project at academic venues
travel occasionally between University campuses and other places as necessary (notably York) to conduct the research and engage with interested parties

To be successful in this role you will:

have a sound background in programming, particularly in python, with good statistical abilities and familiarity with randomness tests and hardware analysis
have excellent analytical and writing skills
have the ability to work independently and also as part of a team is essential, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to work on a variety of tasks with deadlines.

The School of Computing is a welcoming and diverse environment that has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we are proud of our friendly and inclusive culture. We support colleagues through a number of family-friendly policies, including a core hours policy and the right to apply for flexible working, and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence (for example, parental leave).
For more information and details on how to apply then please visit our website by clicking Apply Now.
Closing date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 09 May 2021  (unless otherwise stated)