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Senior Research Associate in Computer Science: Intelligent Agents, Distributed Systems, Software Engineering

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date:   Thursday 23 May 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2639

We seek a candidate to undertake exciting research into languages, tool, and methodologies for engineering distributed systems of intelligent agents.  The position is part of the Turtles project, a joint effort between Lancaster University and Imperial College London.

The project offers an opportunity to do theory, systems, and software engineering research.  The project is broad, with connections to technologies such as IoT and distributed ledgers, and philosophical themes such as accountability and ethics in AI. 

You will be expected to write and submit high-quality research papers, build software, disseminate research results by giving talks, tutorials, and demos at conferences and other institutions, assist with preparing grant proposals, and undertake other research activities as needed. Please see Job Description for more details.

A PhD in computer science is required to be eligible for this position. The ideal applicant will have a track record of high-quality publications in areas of relevance to the project and the willingness to undertake ambitious and challenging research.For more details, please see the detailed Person Specification for this position.

For more information you may contact Dr Amit K. Chopra (, who is a PI for the project. You may find more information about his work on Google Scholar (

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

The position is available to start on 1st July, 2019 and is fixed term until 6th September 2021

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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