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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Distributed Computing

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,331 - £68,194 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Application closing date: 26/02/2024
Salary: £41,331 - £68,194 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Distributed Computing to undertake advanced research, develop and contribute to our ambitious research agenda and lead University-wide efforts to establish Queen’s as an international leader in distributed computing and computing systems research and its application to address global challenges.

The post holder is expected to undertake world class innovation, mission-led research programmes, complimenting your research and contributing to excellent student experience via research led teaching and assessment. They will also contribute to administration or outreach activities, specifically capitalising on the major opportunities available in this area by the recently announced UK Industrial Strategy, UKRI, many European and Global initiatives and ongoing investment in the area via Belfast Regional City Deal (BRCD).

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering (or similar discipline).
  • Demonstrate postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area, including but not limited to distributed and federated architectures; federated computation, algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence; blockchain and decentralized ledgers; distributed storage, computation; operating systems, runtimes, resource management and scheduling, languages, compilers, verification and formal methods; security in distributed computing.
  • Record of high-quality publication of excellent research outputs in distributed computing, commensurate with stage of career.
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs and potential to establish an independent sustainable research programme.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Peter Kilpatrick via

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