Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Computing Science

Job Purpose
You will contribute to the Distributed Swarm Intelligence for Network Control project working with Dr Dimitrios Pezaros, and as a member of the Networked Systems Research Laboratory (netlab) at the University of Glasgow. The project will be exploring distributed swarm-intelligence algorithms and mechanisms (such as, e.g., stigmergy) for improving control, performance, and self-configuration of future, virtualised and software-defined networks.

The job requires expert knowledge in distributed algorithms and network routing protocols, as well as in state-of-the-art networked systems technology (e.g., Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,098 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time, with funding available for 12 months.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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