Research Assistant

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

Applications are invited for a three-year Research Assistant 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 involve analysing large-scale network data, the development and application of SDN software in the context of IXPs and monitoring, and the design of new techniques for network management that use the monitoring information in a reactive manner. 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 preferably have a PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering, or a related topic. Familiarity with Software Defined Networks would be an advantage as would experience with the analysis of large-scale network data.

Experience in writing of academic papers in topics related to the area of research of this project, and having programming experience with Python or similar 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 3 January 2018 or as soon as feasible after this date. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,956 - £36,677 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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