[TYPES/announce] Post Doctoral Research Associate: CREST Centre, Software Systems Engineering, UCL

Peter O'Hearn p.ohearn at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Mar 22 09:10:27 EDT 2012

Post Doctoral Research Associate: CREST Centre, Software Systems Engineering, UCL

Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Associate post on an EPSRC-funded grant in the CREST centre at UCL, working on the relationship between Program Analysis and Search Based Optimization. We seek a candidate with a track record in either of these two areas (Analysis or SBSE). We welcome applications from those with expertise in either of these two areas and a willingness to develop the growing research agenda that lies at the interface between the two.

The post is graded as a Research Grade 7 the salary for which ranges from £29,249 per annum to £35,938 per annum (plus a further London Allowance of £2,795).
The closing date is 22 April 2012.

The Research Environment
The post will be situated in the CREST centre, which is part of the Software Systems, Engineering group (SSE) within the Department of Computer Science at UCL. 
The CREST centre at UCL builds on the three foundations of Program Dependence, Information Theory and Optimisation Algorithms. On these three foundations are developed ways to analyse, understand and improve software, with applications throughout the spectrum of software development activities. The centre recently received both platform (£1.2m, 2009-2014) and programme (£6.7m, 2012-2018) grants from the EPSRC and has other current funding from other funders such as the EU, AHRC and Royal Society as well as cash gifts from HP, Google and Motorola.

CREST also hosts a series of monthly workshops, the CREST Open Workshop Programme (the COWs). As of March 2012, there has been a total of 575 registrations from 286 different attendees, who came to CREST from 134 institutions spread over 29 countries. As the CREST website shows, these workshops have hosted presentations from some of the world’s leading scientist in Software Engineers from both Industry and Academia. Talks are video recorded and archived along with slides and other resources  on the CREST website at http://crest.cs.ucl.ac.uk/

CREST is part of the Software Systems Engineering at UCL, one of the world’s leading Software Engineering groups. The group has three former ICSE chairs and membership of many editorial boards and programme committees. Its work is highly cited and used by ABB, Daimler, Ericsson, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft and Motorola. 

UCL itself was founded in 1826 and was one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836. UCL is the 13th Most cited University in the world (based on data from 1999 to 2009) and the most cited in Europe. Its current and former staff include 26 Nobel Prize winners and 3 winners of the fields medal. It is consistently ranked in the top twenty Universities in the world according to a wide variety of University ranking systems.
The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance. Over the period of the appointment we anticipate a number of further future posts will appear since the CREST centre and the department have funding for ambitious and exciting development.
Key Requirements
Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or will shortly be assessed for a PhD level qualification.
Publication in relevant leading peer reviewed conferences and/or journals is essential.

Further Details
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/index.php (job vacancy no. 1241607).

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please e-mail crest-admin at cs.ucl.ac.uk  or telephone +44 (0)20 7679 0325.
Informal enquiries about the post are very welcome. Contact Professor Mark Harman (Mark.Harman at ucl.ac.uk).

More information about the Types-announce mailing list