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Research Associate: DIONASYS

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £26,829 to £31,076
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A1826

A Research Associate post is available in the MetaLab Group at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK. Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral applications are encouraged. MetaLab is the Distributed Systems research group at Lancaster University that is internationally renowned for its research in domains such as middleware, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.

This post is linked to the CHIST-ERA/EPSRC-funded “Declarative and Interoperable Overlay Networks, Applications to Systems of Systems (DIONASYS)” project, which is a collaboration between Lancaster University and the Universities of Neuchatel (Switzerland), Bordeaux (France) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The DIONASYS project focuses on raising the level of abstraction provided to designers of distributed systems of systems using an overlay-based approach.

You will study the construction of distributed systems of systems by composition. The scope of this encompasses domain-specific languages close to the application developer, large-scale overlay-based middleware structures, and composable protocols. Solid experience and knowledge of distributed systems and, ideally, network overlays, is essential to the post.  

Lancaster University is specifically involved in the project in integrating adaptation and composition mechanisms, and in leading the implementation of a demonstrator featuring large-scale network overlays, both emulated and real.

The post is full-time, is available for an immediate start, and will end on 31 May 2018.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Gordon Blair (gordon@comp.lancs.ac.uk).

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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