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You will be part of the collective of highly-skilled interdisciplinary researchers associated with REPHRAIN, initially from the five lead institutions, but growing further over the lifetime of the Centre as more projects and researcher/practitioners-in-residence start.

The Centre’s researchers will jointly contribute to the REPHRAIN Map that will systematically track the global challenges of preventing and/or reducing online harms for individuals and identify the gaps in our knowledge in this arena, and to the REPHRAIN Toolbox to provide real, actionable, resources for researchers, practitioners and citizens globally. Staff associated with REPHRAIN will take part in all Centre-wide activities including project specific meetings, quarterly All-Hands meetings, masterclasses, Knowledge Exchange events and REPHRAIN showcases.

Current Vacancies

Research Associate: Software/Systems Engineering for Privacy

(Fixed term for 1 year, full time)

REPHRAIN is looking for a research associate to join its core centre team to develop a privacy testbed. The testbed aims to support a range of use cases, including users, data workers and Data Protection Officers who lead a range of regulatory impact assessments and need support in articulating the compliance implications of underlying business processes.

The testbed will be a living platform used to evaluate the privacy assurances of software products and organisational business processes against a set of reference scenarios.

You will be conducting in-depth research into a testbed that supports users, data workers and data protection stakeholders to proactively evaluate privacy risks. For building the testbed, you will have the chance to learn about and leverage existing networking capabilities within the Bristol Cyber Security testbed. The role will include:

  • Building an API for effective sensitive data discovery in apps, business processes, design/code artefacts etc.
  • Using AI techniques for privacy risk mapping.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of privacy tooling and governance programs.
  • Investigating how the testbed can support the conduct of effective privacy reviews.

You will play a key-role in different industry engagements to validate the testbed. Particularly in how the testbed supports better understanding of how business operations and privacy are connected in the context of the economy, business goals, the regulatory landscape and customer sentiments. You will also be involved in incorporating features to link up other experimental facilities within the REPHRAIN centre partners or funded projects.

Full details including how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: 09 June 2022

Research Associate: Network Security

(Fixed term for 1 year, full time)

REPHRAIN is looking for a research associate to join its core centre team to develop a privacy testbed. The testbed aims to support a range of use cases, including users, data workers and Data Protection Officers who lead a range of regulatory impact assessments and need support in articulating the compliance implications of underlying business processes.

The testbed will be a living platform used to evaluate the privacy assurances of software products and organisational business processes against a set of reference scenarios.

You will be conducting in-depth research into different possible testbed architectures and develop the networking infrastructure that will enable automated and semi-automated evaluation of PETs. You will have to chance to learn about and leverage the existing networking capabilities within the Bristol Cyber Security testbed including software-defined networking. You will incorporate features to link up other experimental facilities within the REPHRAIN centre partners or funded projects. You will evaluate the testbed rigorously and also collaborate with other REPHRAIN researchers and non-academic stakeholders as they evaluate their PETs using the testbed.

Full details including how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: 23 June 2022