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Research Associate

Department
Computer Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
31,604 - 38,832 a year
Apply by
17/07/2018
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Role Description

An exciting opportunity to join the Department of Computer Science as a Research Associate to carry out research on software engineering for robotic systems. The position is associated with a Royal Academy of Engineering Award (www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2018/april/academy-funds-global-research-visionaries-to-advan) and is funded by the Department of Computer Science, and the EPSRC in the context of the RoboCalc project (www.cs.york.ac.uk/circus/RoboCalc/). The project is joint with the Electronic Engineering Department and a number of industrial partners.

The role requires you:

  • To develop techniques for modelling and verification of robotic systems; verification will cover a variety of approaches: model checking, theorem proving, and systematic testing both based on simulations and with hardware in the loop
  • to extend existing techniques, develop customised tools
  • To carry out industrial case studies
  • To liaise with academic and the industrial partners and
  • To participate in the writing of papers.

Key Requirements:

You will have

  • PhD in Computer Science with a thesis on formal methods
  • Have research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals
  • Ability to develop and use software tools
  • Good communication skills in order to liaise effectively with industrial partners and researchers
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

For any enquiries please contact ana.cavalcanti@york.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 6 August 2018.

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