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Research Assistant/Associate in 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 31 January 2018.

A full time Research Assistant/Research 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.

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. A PhD (or close to submitting their thesis) relevant to the research area or equivalent qualifications is desirable but not essential.

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

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

  4. Excellent understanding of networked systems especially in the area of Quality of Service, Radio Resource Management are considered essential.

This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

The expected start date will be June 2017.

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

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