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

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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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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Visual Analytics) at the Data Science Institute

Research Assistant/Research Associate (Visual Analytics) at the Data Science Institute

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

Full-time, fixed term contract up to 31st January 2018 with possible extension
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.

We are seeking to hire a Research Assistant/Associate to work at the Data Science Institute with the founding Director Professor Yike Guo and his team.  The Researcher will be an exceptional developer (e.g. javascript, C#), and will assist with the development of a novel distributed visualisation framework which will have worldwide impact and result in journal publications. This role would particularly suit applications from developers in the games industry and related fields.

We are seeking an exceptional software engineer to design and integrate software for a unique new facility, the KPMG Data Observatory. The DSI, Imperial College’s fifth cross-faculty Institute, is providing a focal point for multi-disciplinary data-driven research. The DSI houses the KPMG Data Observatory, a world class circular immersive visualisation environment featuring 132 megapixels of display surface powered by a parallel rendering system. It constitutes a decision-making space and for large scale visualisation research.

As part of this role you would support researchers and industry professionals in their interaction with the Data Observatory and guiding their development of content for the observatory. This will involve some level of public engagement and hosting of delegations.

The successful candidate must have an exceptional aptitude for analytical and critical thinking about the nature and implications of data and scientific evidence, superior programing skills, strong communication, design and aesthetic capabilities, motivation for problem solving and aptitude for interdisciplinary research and teamwork.

At Research Assistant level, you will 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, applied mathematics, software engineering, graphic technologies and design, informatics, or a related subject or significant experience in a relevant field. 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 EN20170043LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • 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: 15 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.

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 EN20170030LE 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 March 2017

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people