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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Open University
Kents Hill, Milton Keynes

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Title: PDRA in Software Engineering of Resilient Trustworthy Autonomous Systems
Unit: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Salary: £35,845 to £49,553
Location: Milton Keynes
Please quote reference: 17880
Terms: Fixed Term for 24 months – Renewable. Full-time
Closing Date: 7 January 2021 - 12:00 noon

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

The post holder will investigate the design and development of a cooperation framework to represent, reason about, and compose the capabilities of autonomous agents that operate under the same rules and norms. The aim is to enhance resilience of autonomous systems by combining the capabilities of their constituent agents.

The post holder will also have an opportunity to work closely with other academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, collaborating on related research projects where appropriate, and promoting good software engineering research and practice within the faculty.

The post holder will be expected to write conference papers and journal articles, and present at conferences, workshops and seminars to share research findings.

See the attached Job Description for further details and desirable qualities. For more information related projects at the Software Engineering & Design (SEAD research group, please visit: http://sead.open.ac.uk).

Skills and experience

  • A PhD degree in computing, software engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: formal modelling and analysis, adaptive systems, or automated software engineering.
  • Experience working with IoT devices, embedded systems or drones.
  • Experience in at least one programming language.

You are welcome and encouraged to contact the principal investigators Amel Bennaceur (amel.bennaceur@open.ac.uk) or Bashar Nuseibeh (Bashar.Nuseibeh@open.ac.uk) to discuss the position informally.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please visit the posting on the OU Jobs page:



Posted: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-01-22

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