Recruitment begins for major new cyber initiative

Infolab building on campus lit up at night © Lancaster University

The first round of job opportunities for the University’s flagship Security and Protection Science initiative are now live.

Earlier this month, Lancaster University unveiled a once-in-a-generation investment in its data, cyber security and protection science research, innovation and educational capabilities.

Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities in the UK whose education, research and training is recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre, and the £19m Security and Protection Science at Lancaster initiative aims to build on the University’s credentials in this area.

A recruitment drive that will see the University employ 33 new cross-disciplinary academics to work on the initiative, plus 15 professor in practice roles and 10 support staff is now underway.

The initial raft of positions will see recruitment of 20 academics across the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professorial levels. Further details and job outlines are now available online.

The Security and Protection Science project will also see a substantial investment in regenerating the south end of Lancaster’s Bailrigg Campus to create a state-of-the-art Data Cyber Quarter.

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