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Research Assistant/Associate: RIFE (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant £25,298 - £29,301 or Research Associate £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available until 31st January 2018.

A full time Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge to work on the EU H2020 RIFE (aRchitecture for an Internet For Everybody) project. The project will explore the fundamental challenges of enabling universal Internet access and specifically explore innovative solutions using Information Centric Networking to address mobility as well reducing cost of Internet access. The position is available for 6 months in the first instance with a possible further 2 months extension.

The job requires close collaboration with Thales Alenia Space (Toulouse) and some amount of travel is expected

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, system architecture design and implementation, performance evaluation, paper/proposal/document/report writing, and presentation of research findings.

The successful candidate must have:

  1. A first degree in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline, and normally, a PhD (or close to submitting their thesis) relevant to the research area or equivalent qualifications.

  2. Demonstrated research competence through high-quality and high-impact publications in top conferences and journals.

  3. The candidates should demonstrate strong systems skills in one or more of the following: Linux kernel programming, Click Modular Router platform, ns-3, Blackadder and OpenSand. Prior experience building testbeds and real-world deployments are considered a major plus.

  4. Proven experience in building Information Centric Systems is very desirable.

  5. Experience with satellite/wireless networking and congestion control algorithms.

  6. Experience with Quality of Service techniques, Radio Resource Management, efficient edge caching techniques and/or security strategies would also be advantageous.

The expected start date will be May 2017.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries about the post to Arjuna Sathiaseelan:

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