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Research Associate in Cloud Computing
Ref. 50052975

Salary: £35,743 to £40,646 per annum (incl. LWA)

Department: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Location: Central London

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term until 31 December 2023. 

The Research Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster is looking for a Research Associate in Cloud Computing to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 CO-VERSATILE (Adaptive and resilient production and supply chain methods and solutions for urgent need of vital medical supplies and equipment), DIGITbrain (Digital twins bringing agility and innovation to manufacturing SMEs, by empowering a network of DIHs with an integrated digital platform that enables Manufacturing as a Service -, ASCLEPIOS (Advanced Secure Cloud Encrypted Platform for Internationally Orchestrated Solutions in Healthcare -, and PITHIA-NRF (Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities) projects. 

The researcher will carry out tasks in relation to the development of novel edge-fog-cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers, and will support manufacturing companies, healthcare organisations and researchers in the development of cloud-based solutions. Many aspects of the work will be related to further developing the MiCADO ( application-level cloud orchestrator and extending it towards fog and edge platforms, big data analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions, and science gateway frameworks (e.g. Jupiter Hub). Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the projects.

Expected experience includes knowledge of and experience with cloud middleware and infrastructures, container technologies (such as Docker and Kubernetes), good programming skills (preferably Java and Python), 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 in Distributed Computing Infrastructures such as edge-fog-cloud ecosystems, specifically concentrating on the automated deployment, orchestration and scalability of a large variety of applications in such environments. The CPC has a well-established track record of securing research funding in large-scale collaborative research projects, leading and contributing to more than 15 projects in the last 10 years. From December 2018 the CPC is leading and coordinating the EU ASCLEPIOS project that will run until November 2021. From July 2020 the CPC contributes to the DIGITbrain project that continues until December 2023. From November 2020 the CPC has also started to work on the CO-VERSATILE project that runs for two years. Finally, the PITHIA-NRF project will start on 1st April 2021 (until 31 March 2025), raising further challenges.

For informal enquiries and further information please contact Prof Tamas Kiss (

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Closing date: midnight on 22 April 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 3 May 2021

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