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Join Lancaster University’s flagship mission to keep our nation safe and secure through cutting edge research and helping to educate the next generation of cyber security leaders and innovators.

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"Lancaster is well known for excellence in all that it does across research, teaching and engagement, and this investment in cyber security is an excellent example of all three. However, Lancaster is also a great place to work, with its friendly, open and welcoming atmosphere. This is what makes the difference, and it is this that will assure the success of this ambitious venture.”

Professor Peter Atkinson, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology

Three reasons to join us at Lancaster University

Fantastic facilities and a commitment to investment

Lancaster University is proud to be one of only a handful of universities in the UK to be identified by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Research and Cyber Security Education. Lancaster’s latest multi-million pound investment in Security and Protection Science and the Data Cyber Quarter recognises the strength and uniqueness of Lancaster’s interdisciplinary socio-technical approach to security, and aims to increase our capabilities and opportunities in this rapidly evolving landscape. The £19m investment will fund 33 academic posts in the field together with appropriate professional services and technical support. Our recently completed laboratories, funded by a further £3.8m investment from the Office for Students provides the ideal environment for educating the next generation of security specialists.

Top quality impactful research

The success of the Security and Protection flagship initiative is underpinned by our cross-faculty Security Lancaster and Data Science research institutes, research centres including the Cyber Security Research Centre and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) and our globally recognised departments including Mathematics and Statistics, Linguistics, Psychology, Computing, Law, Politics and Management.

The University offers a world-class research environment, as recognised by the UK Government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) which valued the high-quality of our support and training for research students, integrity of our work, facilities available and equality and diversity ensuring the best mix of creative and innovative thoughts and processes.

Our commitment to commercialising research, working with businesses to enable local growth and regeneration and working with the public and third sector ranks Lancaster highly in Research England’s 2023 Knowledge Exchange Framework. We lead one of the first Research England Connecting Capabilities Fund projects, CyberCom, supporting the North West Cyber Corridor ecosystem through the exchange of best practice in research commercialisation.

Positive social impact is a driving force behind research work at Lancaster; connections to Government bodies and decision makers provides opportunity to influence policy and provide solutions to complex problems, to improve the lives of people in our region and around the world.

Great staff benefits in a supportive environment

As an employer we can offer you a welcoming and inclusive work environment with supportive team members and staff networks. By joining Lancaster University you will also enjoy generous financial and staff wellbeing benefits and the knowledge you are working for an organisation that is taking positive action on local and worldwide sustainability issues.

f you value a rich interdisciplinary approach to research and want the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best people and organisations spearheading innovation in the cyber field combined with a great employee package, take a look at our current job vacancies and get in touch.

"Lancaster’s approach to security is truly cross-disciplinary. This balance between science and social science, between the technological and the human dimension of security, is instrumental in elaborating and delivering solutions to today’s complex security challenges that affect people and societies."

Professor Basil Germond, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion

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