The Post The Computing Science and Mathematics division ( http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk ) at the University of Stirling ( http://www.stir.ac.uk ) is offering a new RA position in the area of wireless network operations and management in the Carnegie-funded ‘High-Speed Universal Broadband for Scotland (HUBS)’ project. The programme is in collaboration between University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh and the University of Highlands and Islands. The project consists of two main objectives: create the experimental testbeds and sandboxes needed to conduct communications, as well as digital services research at Scottish and UK universities; and provide the ‘demonstrator’ proofs-of-concepts on which wider-scale (and self-supporting) community-driven network initiatives may be built. The post is offered as fixed term, full-time appointment for one year to start as soon as possible.
Description of Duties The new post will work in two parallel streams that maintain both research and community interests. The first is to establish a point-to-point wireless network extending from the University of Stirling, and connecting nearby homes and businesses. The second is to extend and merge small independent point-to-point wireless networks currently deployed in the Small and Western Isles of Scotland. This will involve: Working with staff and community to construct, erect, and connect network equipment; Network planning and, where possible, isolation and sandboxing; Interfacing with research staff, IT staff (where necessary), and key members of community; Considerable time outdoors, travel to rural regions, and some walking/hiking.
Documentation for reference and sharing. Essential Criteria • High degree qualifications in computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience. • Demonstrated ability in network setup, management, operation, and planning. • Familiarity with unix networking systems and tools.
- Strong knowledge of network protocols, OSPF, RIP, BGP, DNS, etc. • Strong knowledge of network addressing issues and allocation. • Strong knowledge of wireless protocols. • Ability to organise independently and mitigate unplanned events.
- Flexibility and willingness to travel to remote locations. • Trustworthy and reliable Desirable Criteria • Demonstrated publication record. • Experience working in research environments. • Ability to analyse and present data.
- Experience building web interfaces. The University Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University, near the ancient city of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. Located in the geographical heart of Scotland, the stunning campus location provides a unique learning and working environment, combined with excellent UK, European and world-wide transport links, via Edinburgh and Glasgow. Since its foundation, Stirling’s approach has been one of innovation and excellence.
The University has embraced its role as an intellectual and cultural institution, combining science, arts and humanities within its research and education activities. The University of Stirling has a current enrolment of over 11,000 students, provides over 150 degree and professional programmes delivered through 8 academic schools and offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students to study in our fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport. The University of Stirling also attracts a large number of international students. There are currently 2,800 students from over 100 nationalities across five continents.
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