Postdoctoral position in Software Systems and Program Analysis

Fixed term appointment until 30 March 2019, with the possibility for extension

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Software Reliability Group, under the direction of Dr. Cristian Cadar.

We are looking for motivated applicants interested in working at the intersection of software systems and program analysis. The research will focus on improving software reliability and security by analysing and combining, in novel ways, multiple versions of an application. The Varan and Shadow projects describe two examples of work in this area.

Candidates should be motivated to work at the intersection of software systems and program analysis. To apply, candidates will need to have a strong computing background, experience in building and working with large software systems and tools, and proven knowledge in either computer systems or program analysis. Candidates are also expected to have a proven research record and publications in the relevant areas.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area. Candidates close to completion of their PhD will also be considered, but will be initially appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Candidates will have excellent communication skills and be able to organise their own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. The department has achieved top results in each of the research assessment exercises undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. There are over fifty academic staff members actively involved in research, creating a lively and stimulating atmosphere. The department is located in central London, next to Hyde Park and the museums of South Kensington.

For informal inquiries about this position please contact Dr. Cristian Cadar. For further information on the Software Reliability Group and related projects see

How to apply

Applications must include the following:

  • An online college application form available at Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job reference number EN20170203LE into “keywords”. Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

  • A full CV including a publication list.

  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

  • Transcripts of all degree results.

  • The names and contact information of two or three referees who can provide letters of recommendation.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Georgina Tennant, Administrative Assistant, at

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