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Research Associate

Grade UE07: £36,333 - £43,155 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)

College of Science and Engineering / School of Informatics

Full-time: 35 hours per week (part-time position will be considered, as well)

Fixed-term: available for 12 months, with possibility of extension

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a research associate position in the general area of data-driven networking.

The Opportunity:

The successful candidate will contribute to industrially funded projects that are broadly aimed at developing/evaluating methods and systems for enabling data-driven networks. You will be expected to lead the research on certain aspects of these projects while contributing to other aspects, including assisting with research student supervision, preparing presentations and reports for deliverables and developing related/follow-on projects. Candidates must have a PhD (or nearing completion) in Computer Science or related field. Evidence of strong research experience as demonstrated through publications at top-tier conferences or high-impact journals is essential. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong initiative and commitment to excellence, and an ability to conduct world-class research in a team setting. The post is full-time, available immediately for 12 months with the possibility of further extension. Part-time applications would also be considered.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science or related field.

The following criteria are not yes/no factors, but questions of degree. Recruitment will aim at selecting those candidates with the best possible performance in all these criteria.

  • Excellent research track record as demonstrated through publications at top-tier conferences or high-impact journals.
  • Strong experience of research in one or more of the following areas: Data-driven network monitoring, automation and optimization methods; Cloud service assurance; Traffic engineering; Software-defined networking; Wireless and mobile networking; Deep learning; Network data analysis and modelling; Synthetic data generation; Networked systems design and experimental evaluation; O-RAN architecture and use cases; Edge computing; Network measurement; Network security.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
  • Possess high level of initiative, be detail oriented and ability to effectively work in a team setting.
  • Preferably, experience in research student supervision and grant writing.

Please ensure you include a supporting statement and CV in your application

Please note that feedback will be provided only to interviewed candidates.

Informal enquiries to be directed to Prof. Mahesh Marina ( )

Click here for a copy of the full job description .

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

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The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.