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Research Associate

Computer Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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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 ( and is funded by the Department of Computer Science, and the EPSRC in the context of the RoboCalc project ( 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

Interviews will take place the week commencing 6 August 2018.

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