City, University of London

City, University of London

Research Assistant

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”


The role is about identifying and developing scientifically novel decentralised and sustainable technological solutions that can be part of the future decentralised internet. The key concept of this innovative project is to embed the key humanity principles in the co-creation of the Next Generation internet technologies. We build on the existing European standards such as eIDAS 2.0, NIS and Cyber Resilience Act, by providing the building blocks that are interoperable with existing decentralised technologies.


The postholder will be expected to develop new research calls in the area of decentralised internet. They will have good technical and communication skills to co-create design ideas that can be distilled through to potential EU companies that can then develop the necessary technology stack. The postholder will be expected to attend all project meetings and also mentor funded projects by sharing knowledge in the area of decentralised internet. The potholder will be expected to write deliverable reports and also attend all project meetings at partner sites in Europe.

Person Specification

The candidate is expected to have good knowledge in the areas of digital identity, data privacy, data governance, data market place and also a basic understanding around economics and hardware and software sustainability. The candidate should be able to articulate any new technical ideas into commercial propositions and mentor projects that are selected by the consortium through open competition. The candidate is expected to have good verbal communication, interpersonal and project management skills to manage this large and complex project.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 19th February 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Interview are scheduled for 1st March 2024

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

For an informal discussion please contact Muttukrishnan Rajarajan via [email protected]

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

The University of business, practice and the professions.

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  • Job details


    Research Assistant


    City, University of London


    United Kingdom


    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 19, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    City, University of London is a public research institution. Since the year 2016, it has been serving as the University of London's constituent college. Established in the year 1894, it used to be recognized as the Northampton Institute. It gained the status of a university when the royal charter created the City University in 1966. Known for its academic excellence, the institution shares a strong association with the City of London. Owing to its academic record, focus on business and professional and central location in the heart of London, the university attracts students from across the world.

    The campus of the institution is situated in Central London along with other locations located in the City, Islington, West End, and East End. The university is home to five schools including the School of Health Sciences, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Cass Business School, The City Law School and the School of Arts & Social Sciences. The academic structure of the institute is further completed by its Graduate School, the Department for Learning Enhancement & Development (LEaD) and interdisciplinary centres. There are about 40 centres and academic departments within the various schools of the university. From a well-stocked library to a student centre and typical lecture theatre, the university's campus has everything needed to facilitate a positive and conducive learning environment.

    The institute houses around 20,210 students (46% out of which are enrolled at postgraduate level) from 160 plus countries and the staff from about 75 countries. Currently university has 250 Indian students. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level degree programs along with certificates and diplomas to students. More than two-thirds of the programs of the institution are well-recognized by professional bodies like BPS, BCS, CILIP, HPC, ICE, and RICS. Further, the university has an online career network where current students are assisted by former students.

    More than 140,000 former students from 180 countries constitute the remarkable alumni network of the university. Some of the notable members of its alumni family include Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Sharon Maguire, Ellie Crisell, Ruby Hammer, Jerry Fishenden, Professor Ebrahim Moosa and Liu Mingkang

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