Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position on Data mining, Analytics, Privacy Protocols and Machine Learning aspects of the EPSRC Databox Project ( http://www.databoxproject.uk ), ideally with a focus on edge computing, data mining, and designing, building, and implementation of efficient and scalable privacy protocols and machine learning algorithms, in conjunction with the Databox system, and supporting the applications...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00170
  • Date posted 19 January 2018
  • Closing date 19 February 2018

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position on Data mining, Analytics, Privacy Protocols and Machine Learning aspects of the EPSRC Databox Project ( http://www.databoxproject.uk ), ideally with a focus on edge computing, data mining, and designing, building, and implementation of efficient and scalable privacy protocols and machine learning algorithms, in conjunction with the Databox system, and supporting the applications through the deployments and studies.

Duties and responsibilities

You will engage with the other team members in design and conduct of experiments assessing the interaction of users with exemplar apps and data from social media, mobile sensors, IoT devices, or personal record (bank accounts, health data, etc). The ideal candidate will also be able to lead our engagement activities with the Open-source Community.

Essential requirements

Candidates must have knowledge of programming, data mining and have a PhD or DMA equivalent degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics. Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and/or experience with relevant statistical software.

Further information

This post is fixed term for 14 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380- £34,040 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Hamed Haddadi – h.haddadi@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Sarah Wissing at s.wissing@imperial.ac.uk

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.