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Research Assistant / Associate Cyber-Physical System

Requisition ID:  2101

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £28,331.00 - £32,817.00 

Closing Date: 9 February 2020



The Role


We are seeking applications for a Research Assistant / Associate position in the area of cyber-physical systems. The successful candidate will work on algorithms and techniques to support scalable verification of hybrid systems. Candidates working on adjacent topics, which contribute to the broad goal of ensuring safety of autonomous systems such as synthesis of hybrid systems, are encouraged to apply as well. Interest in investigating links between formal methods and areas of artificial intelligence such as AI planning and verification of machine learning algorithms is welcome.


If you apply for a Research Associate position, you should have a PhD awarded (or nearing completion) in Computer Science or a related discipline with a good record of accomplishment in publications.


If you apply for a Research Assistant position, you should have an undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. You should have passion for efficient algorithms and have solid mathematical background.


You will have demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills and an aptitude for engaging with stakeholders at a local and international level. Finally, you should have the ability to use personal initiative and creativity to solve problems.


Post Available: 1 x full time, fixed term position available immediately for two years with a possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to informally contact Dr Sergiy Bogomolov at sergiy.bogomolov@ncl.ac.uk with any enquiries regarding the position.




Urban Sciences Building: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/helix/urban/


School of Computing: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/



Key Accountabilities


  • Pursuing research in the area of cyber-physical systems with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed conferences and journals
  • Development of tools to support design and analysis of cyber-physical systems
  • Contributing to the supervision and undertaking day-to-day management of postgraduate students at Newcastle University’s School of Computing
  • Contributing to new project funding applications
  • Contributing occasionally to technology transfer and teaching activities at Newcastle University’s School of Computing
  • To report regularly to the Principal Investigator on the progress of work and discuss problems and improvements
  • To attend, when requested, project meetings and participate in reviews of progress


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Solid knowledge in Computer Science
  • Strong research experience in the area of cyber-physical systems (desirable)
  • Strong research experience in the area of hybrid systems (desirable)
  • Strong software development skills (desirable)
  • Team working and time management skills (desirable)
  • Demonstrable project management skills (desirable)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (desirable)



Attributes and Behaviour


  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to liaise with local and international stakeholders (government, industry, general public)
  • Available for national and international travel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise tasks and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with demonstrable team working and time management skills




  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline
  • PhD awarded (or nearing completion) in Computer Science or related discipline (desirable). This requirement is essential for a Research Associate position

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 2101