Research Associate (TOUCAN)

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

Salary: £27,285 - £31,604
Closing Date: 25 March 2018
Contract: Temporary

We wish to appoint a Research Associate to work on the EPSRC-funded project “Towards Ultimate Convergence of All Networks (TOUCAN)”.

The TOUCAN project seeks to address the ever-growing global demand for broadband communications and also connectivity for the so-called ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’. Lancaster, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Bristol Universities are each contributing unique research strengths alongside key industry partners in telecommunications and networking.  We aim to develop new network models that would focus on improved resource management and service composition, through programmability in the control and management planes; there is an emphasis on the key properties of security and resilience, areas in which Lancaster has particular interests and strengths.  The partners are also developing the TOUCAN Lab, a unique, large-scale multi-technology experimental platform, to validate, refine and showcase the novel solutions developed in the project.

We invite applications from enthusiastic individuals with experience in relevant aspects of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or an appropriate, related discipline. The role will require you to engage with external partners and stakeholders, and therefore you should possess excellent communication skills with evidence of working effectively within a team.

The School of Computing and Communications offers a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for research career development. You will join an ambitious research group that is internationally recognised, and you will be expected to contribute to the already strong profile of the group by participation in the development and publication of research results.

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

Informal enquiries, please, to Prof. David Hutchison, email: or telephone +44 1524 510331.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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