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Research Assistant in Edge Computing


Standard Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 per annum, pro rata

Closing date

Mar 08, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Research Assistant to join the Computing Infrastructure research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The post is funded by UKRI EPSRC and is fixed-term until 31 September 2024.


In this project, Oxford is leading research of dynamic-swarm networking, using programmable data planes and the P4 programming language to enable autonomous network-accelerated operations through in-network computing integration. the post-holder will be involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intelligent road side unit solution, and its integration with project partners’ contributions. The scope of the research will encompass aspects such as hardware acceleration, FPGA design, and sensor fusion. The role provides an exciting opportunity for a collaborative research with leading industrial and academic partners, involving aspects of networking, programmable hardware, and acceleration.


You should possess a relevant first degree together with experience in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. Additionally, you should have an demonstrable knowledge in Computer Networks, Road Side Units and their operation as well as significant coding experience in both Verilog and Python and significant coding experience in both Verilog and Python, and working in a Linux environment and related scripting languages.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Noa Zilberman (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Friday, 8 March 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Professor Noa Zilberman

Contact email



Closing date