Researcher in Acoustics for Cyber-Security (Remote/Part-time/Short Term/Secondment Options Available)

The University of Southampton

School of Electronics and Computer Science

Southampton (Remote options)

Contract Type
Fixed Term


Closing Date
30 August 2024

Interview Date

We are looking for a motivated researcher to conduct a literature review in the area of acoustic inverse problems for cyber security applications. The candidate’s main tasks will be to:

– study a given set of papers in the cyber security, acoustic signal processing and mathematical inverse problems literature,
– identify their strengths and weaknesses,
– propose improvements and areas for future study,
– write a brief report summarising the findings.

Suitable candidates will have a track record of research in the fields of mathematical inverse problems, acoustics or related fields. We are open to applications from final year PhD students looking for a secondment from their studies and from more experienced and established PDRAs. The appointment is very flexible and can be fully remote and we are happy to consider part-time/flexible working arrangements.  There is a fixed budget for this project and so duration will depend on salary, experience and working arrangements.

This position is supported by a pump-priming fund awarded by the University of Southampton. The outputs will form the basis for a large grant proposal led by Professor Jeff Yann (University of Southampton), supported by Professor Philip Nelson (University of Southampton), Dr Katy Tant (University of Glasgow) and Dr Matthias Langer (University of Strathclyde), and so there is potential for the successful candidate to be a named researcher on future proposals.

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Posted on 9th July 2024 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics