Imperial College London has established a new interdisciplinary collaboration for cyber security in healthcare between the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) and the Institute of Security Science and Technology (ISST). This collaboration will serve as a leading hub for translational research in cyber security for healthcare, both in the UK and globally, and will aim to provide a powerful engine to support the incubation and transformation of research through academic excellence, aligned objectives, funding and resources.
Emerging technology has the potential to transform healthcare. Innovations like the increased use of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and connected devices can support more effective care. However, as healthcare relies more on technology, the risk of cyber disruption will also significantly increase, unless appropriate actions are taken. In addition, cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated and focused on the health sector.
This is an exciting and novel opportunity which will see the development of a unique programme of work focused on cybersecurity for healthcare. Our key working relationships will be across the College, NHS Arm’s Length Bodies, and Department of Health, the National Cyber Security Centre, commercial cyber companies and other academic organisations. You will be expected to coordinate the research activities, lead background research, develop project plans, understand and help apply for research ethics and grants and carry out qualitative and quantitative analysis of results with the team. You will also be expected to help in the write up of the research projects that are carried out. We are looking for a self-motivated, independent and highly engaged team member to join us.
You should have evidence of working at a senior level in the field of health policy as well as a track record of large-scale project management with international stakeholders. Further, you should have a degree of creativity and entrepreneurialism in work mixed with rigorous academic standards. This post is offered on a full time and fixed-term basis for 1 year. You will primarily be based at the St. Mary’s Campus (Paddington) and expected to travel the South Kensington Campus.
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