Research Associate in Program analysis, Verification or Systems
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in the Software Reliability Group, under the direction of Dr Cristian Cadar. We are looking for motivated applicants with expertise in program analysis, verification and/or software systems. The Department of Computing at Imperial College London is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. The department has achieved top results in each of the research assessment exercises...
Job listing information
- Reference ENG00826
- Date posted 24 April 2019
- Closing date 16 June 2019
We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in the Software Reliability Group, under the direction of Dr Cristian Cadar. We are looking for motivated applicants with expertise in program analysis, verification and/or software systems.
The Department of Computing at Imperial College London is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. The department has achieved top results in each of the research assessment exercises undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. There are over fifty academic staff members actively involved in research, creating a lively and stimulating atmosphere. The department is located in central London, next to Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington.
Duties and responsibilities
The research will be part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project PASS: Program analysis for Safe and Secure Software Evolution, and will focus on helping software systems evolve safely and securely. PASS aims to take a holistic approach to the challenges of safe and secure software evolution, by combining offline program analysis to verify or comprehensively test software changes, with runtime mechanisms for keeping the software updated and secure against potentially erroneous changes that make it into the deployed system.
To apply, you will need to have a strong computer science background, experience in building and working with large software systems and tools, and proven knowledge in either program analysis, verification, or systems. Candidates are also expected to have a proven research record and publications in one of these areas. You are expected to familiarise yourself with the research of the Software Reliability Group (see our projects and publications at https://srg.doc.ic.ac.uk/)) particularly the KATCH and Shadow projects on the program analysis and verification side, and the Varan and Mvedsua projects on the systems side.
You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
- A full CV including a publication list.
- A two-page research statement which should indicate what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
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Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum
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