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We have consistently been awarded the highest research and teaching rating.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the Department was ranked 3rd overall and 1st for Research Intensity.

At the last national assessment of teaching quality the Department was rated as "Excellent" and came 2nd in The Complete University Guide, The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times national league tables by subject.

All our staff help us fulfil this mission and achieve this high level of success, you could be one of them.

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Vacancies

2 x Research Associates in Gazeinformatics

2 x Research Associates

Salary Range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*

Full Time, Fixed Term Contracts up to 31 January 2019

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, it was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

The Brain & Behaviour Lab of Dr Aldo Faisal is seeking to hire two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows in Gazeinformatics to work at the interface of eye movement research, machine learning/computational neuroscience and robotics. Fostering interdisciplinary research is core to the lab’s vision and profile sought.

The focus area of the project is: 1. To study hierarchical representations for perception-action in a data-driven manner to develop methods for eye movement analysis and prediction of motor actions in complex real-world tasks. 2. To automatically decode action intentions from eye movements and act them out using dextrous robotic interfaces. The technology is meant to restore the ability of paralysed people to interact with the world again.

You should have or expect shortly to hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Robot Vision, Robotics,  Computer Vision, Neural Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Eye Movement research or very strong quantitative and programming (e.g. Physics). Research work will involve translational evaluation of the developed technologies with paralysed end-users and industrial partners. You will need to have a thorough understanding of quantitative methods and experience supervising projects, as well as strong analytical and programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python, ROS, and/or C/C++).

You will have experience in the field/s of; 1. Human robotics or human robotic interaction; 2. Computer vision or robot vision; 3. Neural/ behavioral/ eye-tracking data analysis and modelling; 4. Experimental eye movement research, 5. Computational neuroscience modelling, 6. Data science analysis of human neural or behavioural data, 7. Biomedical engineering or neural engineering development.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Research Associates will work in the Brain & Behaviour Lab Research group and the Data Science Institute’s Behaviour Analytics Lab (both directed by Dr Aldo Faisal) at the South Kensington Campus.  For further information on the group and related projects please visit www.faisallab.com

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

 Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170037LE into “Keywords”).

 Please include:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • One half page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant.

Further information is also available on the job description. For queries regarding the application process contact g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Informal enquiries regarding post please contact Aldo Faisal (aldo.faisal@imperial.ac.uk, Subject: [Post-Doc])

Closing Date: 21 March 2017

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Pre-doctoral Research Assistant in Blockchain (Digital Assets Research Lab)

Pre-doctoral Research Assistant in Blockchain (Digital Assets Research Lab)

Salary range: £31,740 to £33,370 per annum

Full-time, fixed term appointment up to 31st March 2020
To start as soon as possible 

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. The Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering was established in April 2015 as a joint initiative of the Department of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering in recognition of the potential for blockchain and smart contract technology to fundamentally change the way human society deals with contracts, identity, patents, copyright, votes, and more.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant, at the pre-doctoral level, to join the Digital Assets Research Lab in the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering. The postholder will work under the supervision of Prof William Knottenbelt and Dr Catherine Mulligan from Imperial, on topics related to digital assets, blockchain protocols and smart contracts. It is expected that the postholder will concurrently join the PhD programme in the Department of Computing, with a view to completing a blockchain-related PhD dissertation under the supervision of Prof Knottenbelt and Dr Mulligan.

To apply for this position, you will have a strong bachelors or master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or closely related discipline, and a passion for exploring the frontiers of technology. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. The ideal candidate will have some background in blockchain, distributed ledger or smart contract technology, having for example, pursued a group or individual project in this domain.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170064LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Georgina Tennant on: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 18th April 2017

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Research Assistant/Associate in Biophotonics and Endoscopic Imaging

Research Assistant/Associate in Biophotonics and Endoscopic Imaging

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Assistant salary: £31,740 to £33,370 per annum
Research Associate salary: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum

Fixed term appointment until 31st May 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for biophotonics and endoscopic imaging. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing robot-guided endobronchial OCT and fluorescence imaging to allow multi-modal visualisation of the morphological and cellular details of the distal airways. The project is being carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary research skills in robotics, optical imaging, and endobronchial intervention.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Biophotonics, particularly with strong hands on experience and theoretical skills in confocal endomicroscopy, OCT, and fluorescence microscopy
  • Endoscopic imaging, 3D navigation and multi-scale integration
  • Optical sensing and micro-electronics

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.  For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English.  The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170078LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 17 April 2017

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Research Associate

Research Associate

Salary in the range: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Full time, fixed term appointment to 19th May 2019

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate, at the post-doctoral level, working on the EPSRC funded projects, From Data Types to Session Types - A Basis for Concurrency and Distribution and Application Customisation: Enhancing Design Quality and Developer Productivity.

The projects have a particular emphasis on putting theory into practice, by embedding session types in a range of programming languages and applying them to realistic case studies. The projects include collaboration with Amazon, Cognizant, Red Hat and Thoughtworks.

The purpose of the role of the Research Associate is to be responsible for one/two of the following topics;

  • verifying correctness of concurrent, parallel and distributed programming languages such as Go, Java, Scala, Erlang, Haskell, Ocaml, Python, F# or MPI.
  • extending the programming languages based on session types and Scribble (www.jboss.org/scribble).
  • investigating relationships between session types and other computational models/theories such as automata and linear logic. 
  • studying theories and practice on session types.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area.  Candidates close to completion of their PhD will also be considered and appointed at Research Assistant level.

You will have a strong record of publications, or other evidence of the ability to undertake research. You should have a strong background in programming languages, including type systems, a good general knowledge of concurrency theory and strong programming and software engineering skills.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. A proven research record and publications in the relevant areas is also required.  All applicants must be fluent in English. 

You will be part of the Theory of Computational Systems Group based at the South Kensington Campus.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to: Professor Nobuko Yoshida (n.yoshida@doc.ic.ac.uk) Investigator of the project.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170074LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Georgina Tennant (g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk)

Closing Date: 11 April 2017

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Research Associate in Micro-robotics and Implantable Sensors

Research Associate in Micro-robotics and Implantable Sensors

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery  in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering & Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Salary in the range: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*

Fixed term appointment until 31 December 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for a new position in smart sensing for surgery. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

This vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing novel wearable and implantable sensors and devices for minimally invasive surgical intervention. Through a multi-modal approach linking novel biosensors, the project addresses both direct and indirect sensing targets for early detection of surgical site infection, continuous monitoring of tissue viability, and quantitative assessment of functional restoration.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Novel sensor designs (grapheme and optical fibre based techniques)
  • Implantable micro-electronics, optical sensing and characterisation
  • Micro-robotics and cell manipulation

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

You must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Physics, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English.  The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170071LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:  

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 18 April 2017

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Research Associate: Data Analytics Methods & Algorithms

Research Associate: Data Analytics Methods & Algorithms

Salary Range: £36,070 - £43,350 annum*
(Maximum salary on appointment will be £41,110 per annum)

Full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities.  It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Excellence Framework (REF), coming in 3rd in the 2013 REF, and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

We are seeking to hire one postdoctoral researcher in the field of large-scale data analytics on novel computing hardware and/or on supercomputing infrastructure (MPI-based).  This position offers a unique opportunity to conduct research on developing new algorithms and methods urgently needed to analyse massive amounts of data, with access to a wide pool of academic, industrial, and governmental stakeholders and research. Through collaboration with researchers from across the Department and external partners, the candidate will be developing novel data management methods in general and data analytics tools and methods in particular, applying the results to neuroscience datasets and use cases from partners, and disseminating the work through publication and presentation.

To apply for this position, you must have PhD (or equivalent) in data management in general and data analytics as well as high-performance computing in particular. You should have experience in data management, data analytics, large-scale data analytics, massively parallel algorithms and computation (ideally experience with MPI and supercomputing), and be familiar with low level systems, C/C++ and Python programming close to the hardware.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

This post will be based at the South Kensington Campus.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170063LE into “Keywords”).

Please include:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • One page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant.

Further information is also available on the job description. For further queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant at: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 29 March 2017

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Research Associate: Systems Security

Research Associate: Systems Security

 Salary range: £36,070 to £43,350 per annum*
(Maximum salary on appointment will be £39,020 per annum)

 Fixed term appointment to 31st March 2018

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate (at the post-doctoral level) to work on the EU-funded SecureCloud project in the research areas of systems security and distributed systems. The goal of the project is to investigate new approaches for secure data processing in untrusted environments with the help of hardware mechanisms for trusted execution, such as Intel SGX and ARM TrustZone. 

The position offers an exciting opportunity for conducting internationally leading and impactful research, which aims to solve real-world security problems in the context of big data processing and cloud computing. The project will be done in collaboration with a number of partners from Europe and Brazil.

Within the project, you will be responsible for designing new hardware-supported security models and APIs for secure data processing, and implementing and evaluating experimental software prototypes. In addition, you will be expected to publicise your research results at premier systems security, distributed systems and database conferences and journals.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong computer science background and have experience, including a proven publication track-record, in one or more of the following areas: security, distributed systems, software systems and/or data management. A PhD (or equivalent) in computer science or a related area is essential for the role. Candidates close to completion of their PhD will also be considered*. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

You will be part of the Large-Scale Distributed Systems (LSDS) research group. For further information on the group and related projects, see: http://lsds.doc.ic.ac.uk. Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Dr Peter Pietzuch: prp@doc.ic.ac.uk

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Job description and person specification

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170082LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 24 April 2017

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Two Research Associates in Custom Computing

Two Research Associates in Custom Computing

Salary in the range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*

Full time, Fixed Term Appointment until 31 August 2018, possibility for extension

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. Its research has consistently been ranked among the highest, and its teaching quality was rated as Excellent in a previous national assessment.

 We are seeking to hire two Research Associates to work on research supported by the European Commission on Exploiting Exascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures (EXTRA), and on research supported by the EPSRC on Application Customisation: Enhancing Design Quality and Developer Productivity, and on Partially Ordered Event Triggered Systems (POETS). Further information of these projects can be found from: http://cc.doc.ic.ac.uk.

 The successful candidates will join the Custom Computing Research Group, which has won many awards, working closely with many UK and international academic and industrial partners. Various advanced FPGA systems and design tools are available for developing experimental prototypes.

You must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subjects, such as Computer Science or Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Additionally, you should have the ability to write, optimise and verify complex and efficient computer programes and/or hardware designs in suitable languages such as Matlab, C, MaxJ, VHDL or Verilog.

Applicants should have extensive research experience in one or more of the following areas: FPGA design and implementation, particularly involving systems from Maxeler Technologies; high-level design methods and tools, such as domain-specific compilation and aspect-oriented programming; applications and development techniques involving machine learning, genomic data analysis, climate modelling or event-triggered systems; optimisation methods such as those involving mixed-precision representations and run-time reconfiguration; FPGA debugging and performance monitoring techniques; verification methods for software and hardware designs.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision, and to prioritise work to meet deadlines. Applicants will be expected to have a proven research record with strong publications in relevant areas.  All applicants must be fluent in English.

Successful candidates will become a member of the Custom Computing Research Group, within the Department of Computing based at the South Kensington campus.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Person Specification and Job Description: Custom Computing

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our ebsite at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include:

  • A college application form quoting job reference number EN20170060LE on the form
  • A full CV
  • A 2 page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above posts and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant by email to: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 6 April 2017 (midnight GMT) 

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