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PhD Studentships

We are currently calling for applications for a number of PhD studentships for an expected start in September 2021.

iCSS studentships

Application Deadline: initial deadline midnight 28th March 2021

The Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS) has 3 PhD studentships available.

The approved supervisors for these PhD Studentships are

Further details of this scholarship.

Please contact these academics in the first instance to discuss your interest in the PhD Studentship.

You can also contact Professor Shujun Li, if you would like to discuss this opportunity.

School of Computing PhD (GTA) studentships

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021

The School of Computing at the University of Kent invites applications for 2 fully-funded 3-year PhD (GTA) scholarships for UK students. You can apply to study for a PhD in any topic that falls within our range of expertise. We provide a supportive environment for research and we have a vibrant postgraduate population. We encourage our students to engage with the wider research community through attending conferences and taking internships with leading industrial companies. We are located in Canterbury, a lively and cosmopolitan historic town with convenient travel links to London and Europe.

Further details of this scholarship.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the above PhD studentships, follow the steps below. Note that the research proposal is used to test your technical writing and literature review skills, and the topic may still be adjusted in the application process and refined during your PhD study. Please read the application requirements carefully for the scholarship you are applying for, as these may vary.

  1. Read the general instructions for PhD applications.
  2. Study research profiles of all eligible supervisors (including all KirCCS Core Members) to identify one or several supervisors you want to work with.
  3. Approach potential supervisors to discuss your research topics to identity the principal supervisor(s) you want to work with and to get advice on how to prepare a research proposal (required as part of your application material, see below).
  4. Prepare your application material, which should include
    • a properly formatted CV
    • the certificate(s) and transcript(s) of all university degree programme(s) studied
    • a research proposal on a selected topic including a mini literature review, a proposed methodology, a work plan and a bibliography
    • proof of your English qualifications (if not obvious from other application material)
    • proof of your home student status (if you consider yourself eligible as a home student)
    • at least two reference letters (which can be provided after you submit your formal application)
    • (if you are an overseas applicant please check the specific eligibility criteria on the relevant scholarship)
  5. After you have all your application material ready, visit the following web page to submit your application: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply

Contact Us

If you have difficulties identifying research topics or supervisors, please contact Professor Shujun Li for advice.

If you have questions on the School level PhD admissions procedure, please contact CEMSadmissions@kent.ac.uk.

Research Positions

Research Associate in Randomness Generation and Testing

Application Deadline: 18th April 2021

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 research would be to improve on existing generation and testing methodologies and to critically evaluate current certification schemes with the objective of devising new certification paths that would be more adept to TRNGs and QRNGs.

See more and apply for this role.

Technical Positions

Software Developer

Application Deadline: 22nd April 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Kent in the role of Software Developer and to be part of a project focusing on transnational online wildlife trafficking in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

The project will develop and test an enhanced set of tools to identify, monitor and report online illegal wildlife trade (IWT); train government, civil society and private sector partners in these tools, implement a multi-agency approach using them to significantly disrupt online IWT transactions; monitor, evaluate and disseminate project results and incorporate lessons learned into an ongoing improvement of the law enforcement response.

See more and apply for this role.