Research Associate in Software Engineering, - Ref:1747615 

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Full Time

Salary: (inclusive of London allowance)£35,328 - £42,701 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate for DAASE, an EPSRC-funded programme grant, hosted in the Software Systems Engineering group at UCL, supervised by Dr. Earl Barr.

Recent advances in search-based software engineering and the intersection of information theory and program analysis have opened up exciting possibilities to extend and transform traditional program analysis. The successful candidate will apply information theory to software engineering problems and take responsibility for key components of the research, including the selection of research questions, development of new approaches, and preparation of papers for publication. Specifically, the focus is on the application of information theory to mining idioms from code and to automating debugging tasks.

This post is funded until 31 May 2019. Further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements:

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive expertise in software engineering with a strong interest in the application area. We will expect you to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for key components of the research. You should also be comfortable working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. You should have (or about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant area, research experience in program analysis and verification, strong programming skills, and publication track record in relevant, peer-reviewed venues.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

For further Details including a job description and person specification and how to apply can be accessed here

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Katie Bourke 020 7679 0325 or email

Closing Date: 16 Oct 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications23.59

Interview date TBC

This page was last modified on 04 Oct 2018.