University of York

University of York

Research Fellow

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow


Computer Science


£44,263 a year


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  • Role Description

    The Department of Computer Science is seeking to recruit 2 Research Fellows onto the SCHEME - Safety Critical Harsh Environment Microprocessing Evolution project, which is co-funded by InnovateUK and by partners from the UK civil avionics industry. The Department of Computer Science of the University of York leads two strands of work in SCHEME: These positions are for the Real- Time and Distributed Systems strand.

    You will be classed as a full-time researcher, however, opportunities will be available to help grow your experience to help secure a future position, including in academia.


    The work will extend currently operating test rigs that feature both simulation and physical hardware. These rigs will be used to understand and analyse real software executing on networked multicore processors featuring both traditional safety-critical software and machine learning. The two roles will involve: verification and validation and machine learning in the design and assurance of safety-critical mixed-criticality scheduled systems; and the use of statistical techniques to learn and assure network-based systems forming a Digital Twin of the system.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • First degree in Computer Science or related subject

  • Knowledge in Computer Science (or Related) to engage in high quality research

  • Knowledge of embedded real-time systems

  • Knowledge in Computer Science (or Related) to engage in high quality research

  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide- ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media

  • Ability to lead and/or take responsibility for a small research project or identified parts of a large project

  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects, and proposals for own and joint research

  • Well-developed analytical skills

  • Collaborative ethos

  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Iain Bate, [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Research Fellow


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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