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Research Assistant/Research Associate/Software Engineer

Department of Computing, Data Science Institute
Research Assistant/Research Associate/Software Engineer

Research Assistant salary range: £32,380- £34,040 per annum
Research Associate salary range: £36,800 to £44,050 per annum
Fixed Term full time position until 31 December 2020
Closing date: 25th June 2018

 Job Summary

 The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Imperial College is recruiting research associates/assistants/software engineers to design and develop blockchain applications at the HNA Research Centre for Future Data Ecosystems. Founded by Imperial College and HNA in 2017, the Centre aims to promote theory and technology development and innovation in the field of data economics.

 The post holders will contribute to blockchain-related research projects at the Centre. The post holder will collaborate with researchers at the DSI and HNA to conduct research on key theories of blockchain technology, design and develop cryptocurrency ecosystem and smart contract platform, implement the prototypes of the solutions, apply block-chain technology in real-world scenarios such as finance and logistics, and provide necessary support for the system/application deployment. 

 Duties and responsibilities

  •  To conduct and deliver insightful research on blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics;
  • To collaborate with team members to design and develop cryptocurrency ecosystem and smart contract platform to meet the needs of the projects;
  • To participate in research meetings and internal seminars of the Centre, report research and development progress to the team, and write reports for submission to project sponsors;
  • To publish research work in high-impact journals and conferences;
  • To contribute to the dissemination of work at national and international workshops and conferences by presentation and demonstration;
  • To write clean, well-structured, documented code for the prototypes of the solutions;
  • To provide necessary support for the system/application deployment;
  • To collaborate with other allied scientists within Imperial College and elsewhere in London and abroad, as appropriate.

 

Essential requirements

  • To apply at Research Assistant level you must have a Masters (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience in fields relevant to data economy; At Research Associate level you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience in fields relevant to data economy;
  • Experience in blockchain technology;
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrency system and smart contract technology;
  • Strong programming skills and proven experience with application development;
  • Practical experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals;
  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including but not limited to machine learning and data analytics;
  • Knowledge of research methods and procedures;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication;
  • Experience in Smart Contract and dAPP development are diserable.

Documents

HNA Research Assistant/Software Engineer

Further information

 How to apply:

 Via our website at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs   and search using vacancy reference number ENG00163 In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

A full CV

A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Fay Miller f.miller@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk