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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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Imperial College Research Fellowships

Imperial College Research Fellowships

Competitive Salary and Attractive Research Package

The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites talented early career researchers to apply for Imperial College London Research Fellowships. This scheme is comparable to an Assistant Research Professorship and provides funding for 4 years to conduct independent research within the research environments of our department, college and the entire cohort of successful fellows. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and attractive research package, support for mentoring, career management, and development opportunities. The ideal fellow will have an excellent academic track record, evidence of leadership potential, be an effective communicator, and have a compelling research vision with a challenging program of research for the 4-year period of the fellowship.

The department values to receive strong proposals in all research areas in or pertaining to Computer Science, in foundational or more applied aspects of the discipline. Applicants need to identify a host, who is a permanent member of our academic staff. We therefore encourage prospective applicants to contact potential hosts to discuss an application and proposed fellowship proposal with them. Alternatively, you may send an expression of interest to our departmental Director of Research at doc-dor@imperial.ac.uk.

The Department of Computing is one of the largest Computing departments in the UK, and is a world leader in academic research in Computer Science. Its research has been ranked in the top three in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework undertaken by the Higher Education funding Council for England in 2014.

Imperial College London is a world-leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. The three Faculties: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine, together with the Business School explore the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management.

For further information on the Department visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/. Information about the Imperial College Research Fellowships, including eligibility requirements and information on how to apply, can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/information-for-applicants/.

For queries regarding the application process, prospective applicants may contact our departmental Director of Research at doc-dor@imperial.ac.uk

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Closing date:  Expected to be 29 August 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 EN20170174FH 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: 14th July 2017

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Pre-doctoral Research Assistant in Blockchain (Outlier Ventures Blockchain Programme)

Pre-doctoral Research Assistant in Blockchain (Outlier Ventures Blockchain Programme)

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

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years

To start in October 2017

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 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 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 Outlier Ventures Blockchain Programme in the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering. The post holder will work under the supervision of Prof William Knottenbelt and Dr Catherine Mulligan from Imperial, on the convergence of blockchain technology with AI, Machine Learning and other major trends, and the influence of smart contract technology on various industries. It is expected that the post holder will concurrently join the PhD programme in the Department of Computing, with a view to completing a blockchain-related PhD dissertation.

To apply for this position, you will have a strong bachelor’s degree or master’s (or equivalent) in computer science, or a closely related discipline, and a passion for exploring the frontiers of technology. The ideal candidate will have some background in one or more of the key topic areas (i.e. blockchain technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence), having for example pursued a group or individual project in this domain. 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.

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 EN20170166LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • A research statement of up to two pages 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: 17 July 2017

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Research Assistant/Associate

Research Assistant/Associate

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

Full time, fixed term appointment up to 30 April 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.

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate/Assistant to carry out high quality research on the project ROAD2H (Resource Optimisation, Argumentation, Decision Support and Knowledge Transfer to Create Value via Learning Health Systems) to develop a form of argumentative optimisation in collaboration with medical practitioners in the UK and globally.

The project will support the development of a Learning Health System framework for national Health Insurance Schemes, combining resource optimisation, argumentation, clinical decision support and clinical and policy analytics, to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based, cost-effective and data-driven healthcare interventions, and improve the overall efficiency and quality of integrated care systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries transitioning to Universal Health Coverage.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a computational methodology, integrating resource optimisation, argumentation and conflict resolution in general and in the context of the decision support system that ROAD2H will provide, and for the development of medical case studies. You will have a strong logic and mathematical background with proven knowledge and track record in argumentation. Preference will be given to candidates who have published in the relevant areas.

At Research Associate level you 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 and appointed at Research Assistant level.

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.   

*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 EN20170188LE 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 1-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: 30 June 2017

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Research Assistant/Associate in Continuum Robot and Endoscopic Imaging

Research Assistant/Associate in Continuum Robot 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

Full time, fixed term appointment up to 31st 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.

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.

An opportunity has arisen for either a Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) to work on an EPSRC funded grant for biophotonics and endoscopic imaging. The researcher will contribute to 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:

  • Continuum robot design and development for endoluminal intervention
  • Optical sensing and micro-electronics
  • Endoscopic imaging, 3D navigation and multi-scale integration

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage. Applicants with strong hands on skills in mechatronics, modelling and kinematic control are preferred.

For a Research Assistant level position, you must have a Master’s 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 EN20170184LE 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: 14 July 2017

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Research Assistant/Associate in Low Powered Wide Area Communications and Edge-Analytics

Research Assistant/Associate in Low Powered Wide Area Communications and Edge-Analytics

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

One year Fixed Term appointment

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate/Assistant to carry out research in Low Powered Wide Area (LPWA) communication systems in the context of continuous sensing in urban environments. Sponsored by NEC Japan, this project will demonstrate the limitations of new technologies such as LoRa, NB-IoT etc. in practical contexts and provide techniques to overcome such limitations.  

At Research Assistant level you must have an excellent first degree (or equivalent) with relevant experience in LPWA technologies and wireless sensor networking in research and practical environments.  For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to low-power wireless networking, sensor routing & MAC protocols, edge data analytics and signal processing, or sensor-based applications. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant publications in A-ranked venues.

You will be based in Imperial’s South Kensington campus in the Adaptive Embedded Systems Engineering (AESE) group and you will have opportunities to travel to carry out research overseas. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. 

For further information on related projects in the AESE group see http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/aese/projects/  or email research related enquiries to Prof Julie A. McCann j.mccann@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university ranking. The College achieved second place in the Complete University Guide’s Computer Science subject table for 2017. The Department of Computing 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.

*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 (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170151LE into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.  You must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered.

Applications must include:

  • A college application form A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
  • Additionally please include any material from your past work that you would like us to consider such as significant papers or thesis.

For applications queries please contact Georgina Tennant at g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 26th June 2017 (midnight)

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Research Assistant/Research Associate

Research Assistant/Research Associate

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

Fixed Term position up to 31st March 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Associate to work at the Data Science Institute with the founding Director Professor Yike Guo and his team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic team and a wider community of neuroscientists, clinicians, bioinformaticians, informaticians and research scientists to develop the precision medicine software infrastructure for the clinical multiple sclerosis management project OPTIMISE-MS. The project involves the integration of several open source data management tools – including the award-winning tranSMART data management platform and XNAT (https://www.xnat.org/) for medical images management – together into a platform for applications in multiple sclerosis research. This is one of the largest MS precision medicine projects in the country and has global impact. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in precision medicine and especially neuroinformatics to work with top clinical neurology groups from across the UK.  The researcher will work closely with partner clinicians to understand requirements of the informatics infrastructure.

At Research Assistant level you must have a good first degree (or equivalent) or Masters (or equivalent) in a related area.  At Research Associate level you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, engineering, informatics or biomedical and/or biostatistics discipline or significant experience.

You must have a proven track record of biomedical data management and analysis, experience in handling/processing large and complex datasets, solid knowledge of big data and data warehouse technology and a good knowledge of modern programming languages (Java, Python) and cloud computing management technology (e.g. Docker, openstack).  Experience working with SQL and UNIX/LINUX is also required. 

You will be based at the South Kensington campus. All applicants must be fluent in English.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter vacancy reference number EN20170194LE into “keywords”). 

Please include:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • A1-page statement indicating what you see as interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

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

Closing Date: 24 July 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 EN20170179LE 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: 10 July 2017

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Research Associate in Machine Learning

Research Associate in Machine Learning

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

Full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years starting in October 2017

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to undertake work in machine learning as part of the newly founded Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI). The postdoctoral Research Associate will be working with Dr Marc Deisenroth (as well as Dr Adrian Weller and Prof Zoubin Ghahramani from the University of Cambridge) on developing theory and methods to ensure that machine learning/artificial intelligence systems are scalable, reliable and interpretable.  Responsibilities and duties include developing research objectives and proposals; presentations and publications; assisting with teaching and learning support; liaising and networking with colleagues and students; planning and organising research resources and workshops. The roles will combine strong theoretical and analytical skills with programming experience.

The successful applicant will have or be near completing a PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, information engineering, statistics or a related area, and will have extensive research experience and a strong publication record in machine learning and AI, including ideally papers in top machine learning conferences such as NIPS, UAI, ICML, and AISTATS.  Excellent mathematical and programming skills are essential.  Experience in two or more of the following areas: probabilistic modelling and scalable approximate inference; deep learning, MCMC methods; Bayesian optimization; graphical models will be necessary.

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.  You 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: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170170FH into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include:

  • 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.

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

Closing Date: 30 June 2017 (Midnight BST)

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