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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Computer Science: Mining Software Repositories (Fixie Project)

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £28,331 to £40,322
Closing Date:   Friday 31 January 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2711-S

We would like to recruit a researcher with experience of mining software repositories. Knowledge and experience of accessing Open Source Systems to extract code metrics and defect data is needed. An ability to analyse metrics data using machine learning techniques would be ideal. Good coding skills are needed for this role.

You will work within the Fixie Project. This project will exploit defect prediction information in the generation of automatic repairs for software. The outputs from this project will be delivered in an open access tool. The tool will combine state-of-the-art defect prediction techniques with significantly improved automatic code repair and will be offered to developers via plug-ins to a range of IDEs. Extensive collaborations with software engineering companies are in place for the duration of this project.

You will be expected to write and submit high-quality research papers, disseminate research results by giving talks and tutorials 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.

The position will be under the supervision of Professor Tracy Hall, who is Chair of Software Engineering in the School of computing and Communications. 

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 fixed term until 31st October 2021 

Interested candidates should contact Professor Tracy Hall for informal inquiries

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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