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Research Associate x2

Computer Science
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Computer Science is seeking two highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for Research Associate (RA) positions as part of the DEIS project funded by the European Union. The project aims to facilitate safe and secure composition of highly distributed and autonomous Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS). This will include the generation of a compelling assurance case for CPS that evolves as the system changes.

You will conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research that fulfils the University of York’s obligations within the EU Framework funded DEIS project. You will assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects. You will also support collaborative work with the other European project partners in the DEIS project. This will involve being available to travel to project meetings across Europe.

You will have a PhD in Computer Science as well as strong programming and software development skills. Some experience of safety and security engineering and assurance cases would be an advantage. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners as part of the project team.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

•           A PhD in computer Science or equivalent experience

•           Knowledge in Computer Science and Software Engineering to engage in high quality research

•           Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies

•           Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination

•           Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media

•           Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research


These full-time posts are available immediately and are funded for nine months.

For more information, please contact Ran Wei on or telephone +44 1904 325649

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