Postdoctoral Research Associate

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) on aspects relevant for the next generation of Internet Exchange Points (IXP), with a particular focus on devising a Software Defined Monitoring architecture that enables measurement innovation and reactive traffic engineering.

The responsibilities of the role require familiarity with the Internet interdomain ecosystem, its economic dimension as well as its technical aspects, knowledge of SDN and traffic engineering as well as experience with project management and a good track record of publications in top venues and journals. The candidate will interact frequently with the partner organization, University of Cambridge and Industrial partners that include and a large IXP and educational network.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering, or a related topic. Background on Internet interdomain economic aspects will be a plus.

The ideal candidate will have experience in collaborative projects and experience in writing of academic papers in topics related to the area of research of this project.

Knowledge of traffic engineering practices and understanding of the economics of networks interconnections is essential for this post.

This post is part of the EPSRC project EARL: sdn EnAbled MeasuRement for alL, based in the Networks Department at Queen Mary University of London. Details about the School can be found at

This is a full-time post for 3 years starting 1 January 2018 or as soon as feasible after this date. The starting salary will be in the range of £36,677 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Steve Uhlig (

To apply, please press the apply button below.

Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totalling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 2 January 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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