Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow

Job Title: Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,301- £38,183 / £39,324 – £46,925 pa
Job Published: August 16, 2017 16:51

Job Description


Fixed term until December 2018

The Cyber Security Centre is seeking an experienced Psychology Researcher to work alongside Professor Monica Whitty (Chair in Human Factors in Cybersecurity) predominantly on the EPSRC funded Detecting and Preventing Mass-Marketing Fraud (DAPM) project. The DAPM project develops novel techniques, including looking at the psychology and behaviour of victims and criminals, to detect and prevent online mass marketing fraud. 

The Cyber Security Centre is a rapidly expanding multi-disciplinary centre with a wide range of projects from funders including Research Councils, Innovate UK, EC, Government, and industry. The Centre leads the cyber activity across the University of Warwick, which is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, as recognised by EPSRC and GCHQ. The Centre draws on experience from academics and practitioners working across a number of disciplines to address significant challenges faced in protecting digitally-controlled physical systems and the people using and inhabiting them. 

We have multiple projects that require the expertise of a psychologist and this appointment gives a unique opportunity to develop as a researcher in an innovative and important field.

The Centre is rapidly expanding and has a wide-ranging portfolio of exciting and innovative projects requiring collaboration between academics and practitioners across a range of disciplines. The interaction between human behaviour and cyber security is a cutting-edge research area. This role offers a real opportunity for the right individual to be a key contributor in a growing and important field.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in using qualitative methods (having sound knowledge and skills in grounded theory, thematic analysis and interview skills) and/or advanced statistical methods and experimental designs (e.g., multiple regression models, Structural Equation modelling, cluster analysis, logistic regression).

We are looking for someone who is capable and excited by working in interdisciplinary teams, with excellent listening, communicating and written skills.  The Research Fellow will be expected to have been involved with designing research projects and have good research skills, with the ability to write for high impact academic journals.  The Senior Research Fellows will need to have led on research projects, have a wide range of research skills, and be capable of writing successful bids for external funding (e.g., RCUK)

In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

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Closing date: 27 August 2017