Research Scientist

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

OneSpan is seeking applications for highly motivated and self-driven research scientists to complement its Innovation Centre team currently working on cutting-edge research in security, privacy, machine learning and digital identity. Position may either be in Cambridge or Brussels.

The Innovation Centre was established to research and prototype the next generation of digital technologies to improve online security. The centre is characterised by a collaborative and entrepreneurial mind-set and brings together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds.

We seek to make technological advances in areas ranging from OneSpan’s core business of strong authentication, to areas of growing importance such as cybersecurity incidents detection, digital identity and privacy. Our work aims to generate new scientific knowledge, prototypes, and intellectual property that can be transferred into products. We also aspire to be a leading academic-industry partner of choice on emerging technologies related to online security.

Our driving ambition is to create novel technologies that carefully consider the user experience and exhibit the strong security that our customers have come to expect.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of the research scientist is to conduct applied research linked to OneSpan’s product range with the aim of enhancing OneSpan’s offering in the short and mid-term.

Your key tasks are:

  • Propose research agenda.
  • Perform first-class research.
  • Create research software prototypes that could lead to new products.
  • Show leadership in your field of expertise.
  • Work collaboratively in a team that spans international borders and departments.


Must haves

  • A PhD degree or equivalent experience in information engineering, computer science. Candidates expected to finish their PhD before autumn 2020 will also be considered.
  • Strong proven interest and knowledge of one or more of these research areas: security, machine learning, digital identity, and privacy
  • A willingness to learn and the ability to quickly understand unfamiliar areas of technology.

Desirable skills

  • Interest in computer security and machine learning.
  • Some experience in software development.
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Authoring reports for and presenting to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate through publications, patents or equivalent