Careers in the Information Security Group

Why work for the University of Oxford's information Security Group?

The University of Oxford is ranked amongst the best in the world. Come and explore employment options in the Information Security Group and have a direct impact on ground breaking research, with a global impact, and amongst a great team.

Current Vacancies

Our current vacancies can be found below. Please click the link to see the full job advertisement:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
    The Information Security Team is the central point of contact for the information security incident response for academics, students, staff and IT support officers in colleges and departments. The Cyber Security Analyst will work  predominately in a role supporting the incident response function and working with colleagues within the Information Security group, wider IT Services, and beyond to deliver innovative, appropriate, and timely incident response and incident resolution.

    Closing date: Tuesday 26th July 2022 at Midday. 
    More information can be found on the University jobs pages.

  • Junior Cyber Infrastructure Engineer
    The University of Oxford is seeking a Junior Cyber Infrastructure Engineer (Linux) with existing experience in managing Linux infrastructure to join the University’s security operations function. This is a development opportunity to gain insight into tools and process in managing large heterogenous IT infrastructure and to work alongside senior team members to grow your skills.

    Closing date: Tuesday 26th July 2022 at Midday. 
    More information can be found on the University jobs pages.

About the Information Security Group

The Information Security Group has a responsibility to protect an eclectic mix of departments, divisions and colleges. A huge variety of networks, which serve information and operational technologies, will attract someone who is up for a challenge. On offer is a selection of permanent and / or fixed term contract posts with our Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) team or the security operations team (OxCERT).

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The two teams deliver a broad range of functions:

  •  GRC

- Security Architectures
- Certifications for research, payment card standards and    NHS compliance.
- Project, supply chain and service cyber security assessments.
- Training, comms and human factors

  •  OxCERT

- Incident response supported by network monitoring & intrusion detection.
- Vulnerability scanning, endpoint, email and cloud security.
- Critical system monitoring.
- Security systems management, design and innovation.

Why is this such a challenge?

The University is made up of 45 independent colleges and halls which deliver teaching, learning and research by working with hundreds of departments covering the following broad areas:

  •  Medical Sciences Division.
  •  Maths, Physics and Life Sciences.
  •  Social Sciences
  •  Humanities.
  •  University, Administration & Services.
  •  Gardens, Libraries and Museums.
  •  Continuing Education.
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Oxford University ranked number 1 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the sixth year running, and at the heart of this success is our ground-breaking research and innovation.
Information security was an important supporting effect to COVID-19 research including the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine saving lives with 2 billion doses now delivered to over 172 countries. The therapeutics research has equally discovered beneficial and cost effective treatments for COVID-19 saving millions of lives.


Contact us

If you would like to get in contact with us regarding any of the current vacancies, please contact us on the email addresses below: