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Researcher in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,236 to £36,261 per annum
Fixed term until July 2022
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 28 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 December 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Reference:  086519

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the field of distributed systems for a full-time position as soon as possible after 3 January 2020 until 31 December 2022. Professor Gregory Chockler ( will be joining the Department in January 2020 and this post is part of a strategic growth in the research area of distributed systems.


The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the general area of reliable distributed systems. The specific research topics will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor. Possible areas include design, implementation and verification of distributed protocols for consensus, data replication, distributed transaction processing, Byzantine fault-tolerance, blockchains, and scalable data diffusion in adversarial settings.

The post will also offer an excellent opportunity for a researcher to develop his own research agenda within these areas. Researchers with an interest in theoretical, formal, and/or implementation aspects of distributed systems are encouraged to apply. The post holder will have an opportunity to collaborate with researchers at IMDEA Software and Networks Institutes (Madrid) and industrial research labs. The post holder will benefit from the research environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre. The Centre’s research focus is on the design and analysis of security protocols, data privacy, access control, privacy preserving security, trustworthy systems, distributed systems and distributed ledger technologies.


Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Gregory Chockler and Professor Helen Treharne (Head of Department) via


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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,817).

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