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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Visual Analytics)

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

South Kensington Campus
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.

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Closing date: 15 March 2017 (midnight)

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (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.
Research application form

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Georgina Tennant: