Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Internet of Things Networking

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199-£37,345 (Grade I) £37,345-£42,036 (Grade J)
25 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199-£37,345 (Grade I) £37,345-£42,036 (Grade J)
Closing date for applications 03-Jan-2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to contribute to the EPSRC-funded “SPHERE Next Steps” Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration and to undertake applied research on reliable, energy-efficient networking and mobility for IoT devices. The post-holder will become a member of a very large multidisciplinary research group, but the role will specifically focus on:

  • Research, protocol design, prototyping and optimization for IoT mesh networking protocols, with emphasis on IEEE802.15.4, TSCH, 6LoWPAN, RPL, CoAP, and BLE.
  • The development of new and maintenance of existing networked embedded software used by SPHERE’s in-house designed wearable device, environmental sensor and accompanying gateway.
  • Firmware development using the Contiki-NG open source, embedded operating system for the IoT.

The post-holder will join the Digital Health Engineering research group and will have access to state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, including access to the "SPHERE house" which is a fully-furnished home where we trial technology with residents.

This post is available immediately and is offered on a full-time, open ended basis with funding up to 30 September 2021.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place within 1 month of the closing date.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr George Oikonomou
Digital Health Engineering:

SPHERE Next Steps:


We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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