JDI Research Laboratory Supervisor

  • University College London, Department of Security and Crime Science
  • London, WC1H 9EZ
  • UK
  • 2 weeks remaining

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The Jill Dando Institute Research Laboratory (JDIRL) is a state-of-the-art secure computer facility, the first of its kind at a university in Europe. Developed as a joint venture between the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science and the UCL Department of Computer Science, it is accredited by London’s Metropolitan Police force as a Police Assured Secure Facility for the storage of official sensitive data.

The JDIRL hosts police data and a range of other sensitive datasets for the purposes of research and analysis. These include large datasets from the Metropolitan and other UK police forces, giving details of crime and policing at a disaggregate level, as well as commercially sensitive data from companies, provided for high profile research projects funded by UK Research Councils. The JDIRL is a totally self-contained computer facility and has its own internal security system which controls physical access to the lab.

The JDI Research Laboratory Supervisor will have overall responsibility for the smooth running of the lab, handling everyday operational issues and managing the lab’s budget. They will also have a research role, enabling staff and student projects and undertaking data science research themselves. They will usually be the first point of contact in an emergency or after a security incident, escalating issues to the JDI Director/JDIRL Director or JDI Lab Management Committee as appropriate.

The post holder will have good organisational abilities, a meticulous attention to detail, a background in data science or data analysis and a broad understanding of security issues and risk management. Risk management is an important element of the role and it is expected that the role-holder will complete relevant training related to this.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful applicant MUST meet the requirements of the Security Check (SC) vetting process. This includes having been resident in the UK for three years or longer.

UCL vacancy reference: 1726909.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please visit the application URL below.

For any enquiries related to the vacancy or the application process, please contact Andy Kao at: a.kao@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing date: 4 July 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.


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