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Research Associate in Cloud Computing
Ref. 50047000

Salary: £33,847 - £38,489 (Incl. LWA)

Department: Dept of Computer Science

Location: 115 New Cavendish

Fixed Term - Specific term if fixed term 

The University Research Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster is looking for two Research Associates in Cloud Computing to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) project. COLA will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The researchers will carry out tasks in relation to the development of novel cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the project.

Expected experience includes knowledge of and experience with cloud middleware and infrastructures, good programming skills (preferably Java, Python is a bonus), and user-level knowledge of the Linux operating system. Experience in EU or national research projects and a track record of publications are an advantage.

The Centre for Parallel Computing is one of the leading research centres in distributed and parallel computation technologies. In particular, the CPC is engaged in research on Distributed Computing Infrastructures such as clouds, desktop and service grids. The CPC has a well-established track record of securing research funding in large-scale collaborative research projects, leading and contributing to more than 12 projects in the last 8 years. From January 2017 the CPC is leading and coordinating the EU COLA project that will run until July 2019. 

Job reference number: 50047000

Closing date:  May 16th 2017

Interviews are likely to be held on: May 31st 2017 

For further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies

Candidates should apply via our website at http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies.  A full job description and an online application form can be found under the reference number: 50047000

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies.  Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who were not shortlisted and invited for interview as it would simply not be manageable to do so.

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

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