Oct 2007 Three Open Postdoc Posts

3 postdoctoral research positions available in:

* wireless sensor networks
* software engineering for autonomic systems
* enterprise systems engineering

Systems Research Group
School of Computer Science and Informatics
UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

The group
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UCD's Systems Research Group conducts world-recognised research in
software and systems engineering, with particular emphasis on
pervasive computing, autonomic communications, software development of
dependable systems, complex systems visualisation and embedded systems
design. SRG is unique in spanning the range of systems disciplines
from hardware and programming up to mathematical modeling and
analysis, and places great emphasis on collaborative research that
leverages this expertise. The group is accommodated within UCD's
Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL, http://casl.ucd.ie/), a
groundbraking facility that brings together researchers in computer
science, mathematics, bioinformatics, physical and earth sciences to
conduct researech in a highly cross-disciplinary environment. SRG
currently consists of five academic staff, three postdoctoral
researchers and around 30 graduate students (almost all fully-funded)
studying both full- and part-time for advanced degrees. The group has
a current grant portfolio worth over EUR3.5M and a publication output
of over 30 papers per year in world-leading conferences and journals.

As part of its on-going research programme, SRG has vacancies for
three talented and well-motivated postdoctoral researchers to help
drive the group's evolution. Suitable candidates will have a
successful academic record to doctoral level, together with a
portfolio of internationally peer-reviewed conference and journal
publications and evidence of significant future potential in
research. Furthermore they will be expected to engage broadly in the
development of the group, the supervision of graduate students and
other activities.

Salaries for all three posts will be in the range EUR37,886 -
EUR46,043 depending on qualifications and experience. All posts are of
two years' durattion with the possibility of extension, and will be
probational for the first 12 months.

The positions
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Postdoctoral researcher in wireless sensor networks
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The successful candidate will conduct and manage research in the area
of wireless sensor networks embedded into the built environment,
providing advanced sensor and actuator capabilities within built
artefacts. This will take place within the framework of a large-scale
collaboration managed by Cork Institute of Technology and including
several other Irish universities and public bodies, which will also
fund two studentships in the area. A track record of research in one
or more of pervasive computing, network analysis, embedded systems
development and systems architecture are essential, as is a
willingness to learn and work in a variety of new areas. Further
particulars can be obtained from Dr Simon Dobson
(simon.dobson@ucd.ie).

Postdoctoral researcher in software engineering for autonomic systems
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The successful candidate will work in conjunction with LERO, the Irish
Software Engineering Research Centre (http://www.lero.ie) to conduct
research into improving the principles and practice of engineering
autonomic systems -- self-managing, self-optimising, self-healing and
so forth. Current interests include programming languages and
approaches, middleware, complex systems visualisation, and
mathematical models of software engineering, and a track record in one
or more of these areas are essential. The researcher will join a team
including an exisiting postdoc and four fully-funded graduate
students. Further particulars can be obtained from Dr Aaron Quigley
(aaron.quigley@ucd.ie).

Postdoctoral researcher in enterprise systems engineering
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The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Oracle
Ireland Ltd on the development of improved models and techniques for
diagnosing, predicting and managing faults and failures within
large-scale distributed software systems. A track record in one or
more of distributed systems, autonomic computing, dependable systems,
fault-tolerance and fault analysis are essential. Further particulars
may be obtained from Prof Paddy Nixon (paddy.nixon@ucd.ie).

To apply
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Please direct expressions of interest (including short CV) to the
contact individual named above for the specific post of
interest. Applications will be accepted until all posts are filled.

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