​Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
£28331 - £40322
Aug 03, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 31, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Reference: A3060
Research Associate/Senior Research Associate
School of Computing and Communications
Salary: £28331 - £40322
Closing Date: 31 August 2020
Contract: Indefinite with end date

We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, to conduct cutting edge research covering 5G and beyond, IoT, edge computing/cloud, security, privacy, optimization, and machine learning (AI). Knowledge and experience of 5G, IoT, edge computing, and/or security, privacy are needed. An ability of using AI, game theory, machine learning techniques would be ideal.

You will work within the SANCUS Project which is in collaboration with 14 leading industrial partners such as THALES, NOKIA, SECURA. You should be able to demonstrate (via research publications and track record) a research background in one or more of the following areas: 5G and beyond, IoT, Edge computing, Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy, Optimization Techniques, Game Theory, Machine Learning, AI.

You will be expected to write and submit high-quality research papers, disseminate research results by giving talks and tutorials to our industrial partners, at conferences and other institutions, assist with preparing grant proposals, and undertake other research activities as needed. Please see Job Description for more details.

A PhD in computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics or relevant fields is preferred.  You will have a track record of high-quality publications in areas of relevance to the project and the willingness to undertake ambitious and challenging research.  For more details, please see the detailed Person Specification for this position.

The position will be under the supervision of Professor Qiang Ni, who is Chair of Communication Systems and Networking in the School of computing and Communications.

The School of Computing and Communications offers a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for career development, and you will be exposed to a range of further opportunities over the course of this post. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is for 24 months.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Qiang Ni for informal inquiries

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups