Research Assistant / Research Associate
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher),and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. Imperial was also awarded “Gold” according the last Teaching Excellence...
Job listing information
- Reference ENG00917
- Date posted 19 July 2019
- Closing date 15 September 2019
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher),and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. Imperial was also awarded “Gold” according the last Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Research Associate, to work on the EPSRC funded projects, From Data Types to Session Types - A Basis for Concurrency and Distribution, and Exploiting Parallelism through Type Transformations for Hybrid Manycore Systems and Application Customisation: Enhancing Design Quality and Developer Productivity.
Duties and responsibilities
The projects have a particular emphasis on putting theory into practice, by embedding session types in a range of programming languages and applying them to realistic case studies. The project includes collaboration with Amazon, Cognizant, Red Hat and Estafet.
The purpose of the role of the Research Assistant / Associate is to be responsible for one/two of the following topics;
- Verifying correctness of concurrent, parallel and distributed programming languages such as Go, Rust, Java, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, Ocaml, Python, F# or MPI.
- Extending the programming languages based on session types and Scribble (scribble.org).
- Investigating relationships between session types and other computational models/theories such as automata, linear logic and game semantics.
- Investigating mechanisation of session type verifications.
- Studying theories and practice on session types.
Essential requirements for the posts are:
- At Research Assistant level, a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area and must show evidence of the ability to undertake research.
- At Research Associate level, a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area.
- A strong background in programming languages, including type systems
- A good general knowledge of concurrency theory.
- Strong programming and software engineering skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
- A proven research record and publications in the relevant areas.
You will be part of the Theory of Computational Systems Group based at the South Kensington Campus.
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.
In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
- A full CV
- A one-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
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