PhD position in Information Security (Computer Science) UK

The Department of Computing at the University of Surrey ( seeks to recruit a motivated doctoral student to work in the area of Information Security. The studentship is for three years and includes a stipend of £16,000 per year and tuition fees, and is available to students of UK/EU residency.

The successful candidate will participate in the Formal Methods and Security group (, will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the recently launched Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (

Location: Guildford
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Friday 29 May 2015
Reference: 079214

Student role

The main tasks of the Ph.D. student will be to develop state-of-the-art techniques for the security analysis of real world protocols. In particular, he/she will work in one of the following areas:

– Formal methods applied to security protocols;

– Applied Cryptography and Provable Security.

Student Profile

The candidate is expected to have:

a first or upper second-class 2.1 degree or equivalent overseas qualification, or a

lower second 2.2 plus a good Masters degree in Computer Science,

Mathematics, or a related discipline;

Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or

above (or equivalent)

UK/EU residency


Applications should be written in English and include the following documents:

– Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation;

– Curriculum Vitae;

– A short description of your Master work (max 1 page);

– Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the on-line recruitment portal of the University of Surrey at

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable time for an interview. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found so there is no fixed closing date for applications.

Contact information

For inquiries please contact:

Dr. Anna Lisa Ferrara (