Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

London, United Kingdom
£38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 14-Nov-2019


Applications are invited for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on Large-scale Temporal Graph Analysis.

The role will involve developing code and analysing large graph data sets, in particular an urban mobility. The project involves modelling mobility information as temporal graphs, and defining new metrics and algorithms that can capture the evolution of relationships over time. The applicant will be working with a leading-edge, distributed, big-data analysis tool The candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in big data analysis, temporal graph systems and systems programming and will be expected to lead and co-author on papers in this subject during the project.

This post is associated with the Alan Turing Institute project “Raphtory: A Practical System For The Analysis Of Dynamic Graphs“. The candidate will be based in the Networks Research Group at Queen Mary University of London, working in close collaboration with a team comprising staff from QMUL, University of Leeds’ Institute for Transport Studies, and the Alan Turing Institute (in London). Details about QMUL EECS can be found at

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. Practical hands-on experience with graph models and algorithms using distributed programming frameworks, and Programming experience in one or more of: Python, Scala is essential for this position. Experience with the analysis of large-scale datasets would be desirable, as would having familiarity with the current literature in Temporal/Dynamic Graphs.

This is a full-time fixed term post for 1 year or until 30 Nov 2020 (whichever is the shorter) starting 1 December 2019 or as soon as feasible after this date. The starting salary will be in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Felix Cuadrado (

To apply, please click on the apply link below.

The School of EECS holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages. Please note large documents, e.g., PhD thesis/Research papers, are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 14th November 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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