Research Associate in Software Engineering or Program Analysis

University College London - UCL Computer Science - Software Systems Engineering

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate for DAASE, an EPSRC-funded programme grant, hosted in the Software Systems Engineering group at UCL, supervised by Dr Earl Barr and Professor Mark Harman. Recent advances in search-based software engineering and the intersection of ML and program analysis have opened up exciting possibilities to extend and transform traditional program analysis. The successful candidate will apply ML techniques to software engineering problems or program analysis. This post is funded until 31 November 2018 in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive expertise in program analysis or software engineering and a strong interest in the application area. We will expect you to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for key components of the research, including the selection of research questions, development of new approaches, and preparation of papers for academic publications. You should also be comfortable working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Awarded (or about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant area Research experience in program analysis, verification, or software engineering. Publication in relevant, peer-reviewed venues is essential, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Strong programming skills.

UCL vacancy reference: 1674788

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Katie Bourke (telephone: 020 7679 0325 or email:

Closing Date: 29 October 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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