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Research Assistant (1-Year)

SCHOOL / SERVICE School of Science & Technology DEPARTMENT Department of Engineering LOCATION Tait Building

School of Science & Technology
Department of Engineering
Tait Building

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 Department of Engineering within the School of Science and Technology is looking for a researcher to work on a recently funded Innovate UK project in the area of decentralized digital wallet. The institute of cyber security at City, University of London led by Professor Raj Rajarajan carries out world leading research in privacy preserving decentralized identity management technologies. The research project will develop novel human centric and sustainable building blocks for the next generation digital wallets. The project is led by EarthID an award-winning decentralized identity digital wallet provider in the UK.


The postholder will be expected to work with the industry partner to identify new technologies in the area of decentralization that can support the next generation identity wallets. The postholder will develop new novel features that are privacy preserving to integrate with the existing EarthID wallet. The postholder will be expected to prepare project progress reports, work closely with the industry lead partner to coordinate the efforts and is accountable for the day-to-day running of the project.

Person Specification

The postholder will be expected to have completed an MSc in Computer Science and should have an appetite for PhD in DLT related areas of research. The candidate will be expected to have good programming skills in Python, Java and DLT specific languages. Should have a solid background in blockchain platform implementation and related technologies. The postholder should possess good written and verbal communication skills, and will be expected to attend and present at InnovateUK project progress meetings. The postholder will be expected to publish the outcome of the project findings at international conferences and a journal to meet the project deliverables.

Additional Information

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

Closing date: 31st May at 11:59pm.

Interview date: to be confirmed.

For an informal discussion please contact Muttukrishnan Rajarajan via

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

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