Research Associate in Machine Learning

Job summary

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Care Research & Technology (CR&T) Centre at Imperial College London is seeking outstanding and committed post-doctoral research associates in machine learning. In this role you will become a key member of the research staff in Professor Payam Barnaghi’s lab. You will join a vibrant community within the CR&T, which brings together engineering, data science, psychology and medicine to develop...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01842
  • Date posted 5 October 2020
  • Closing date 22 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Care Research & Technology (CR&T) Centre at Imperial College London is seeking outstanding and committed post-doctoral research associates in machine learning. In this role you will become a key member of the research staff in Professor Payam Barnaghi’s lab.

You will join a vibrant community within the CR&T, which brings together engineering, data science, psychology and medicine to develop technologies that have a direct impact on the lives of people affected by dementia. The Centre has a broad research portfolio focusing on the development and application of new approaches to the diagnosis, monitoring and care needs of people affected by dementia.

We are developing new approaches to home monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics, and behavioural / cognitive assessment. Machine learning is being used to help understand disease progression and provide novel approaches to dementia care. We are integrating innovative biomarkers and neuroimaging into patient assessment and will be conducting clinical trials technology applied to dementia care.

The Centre is currently focused on the short and long-term effects of COVID-19. Our work on remote assessment and support for patients affected by dementia is particularly relevant at the current time and you will have the opportunity to contribute to this critically important research area.

Duties and responsibilities

Areas of research focus include the development of:

  • Activity and behavioural data analysis for dementia assessment.
  • Continual machine learning models for predictive analysis and designing interventions to enhance cognitive function, assist quality of life and reduce the impact disease.
  • Probabilistic and deep learning models applied to real-world data relevant to dementia care.
  • Designing novel solutions to respond to the COVID-19 crisis that minimise the short and long-term effects of COVID-19.

Essential requirements

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic researchers who can take on challenging roles with considerable scope for independent scientific achievement and personal growth.

You will play a central role in developing machine learning solutions within the Care Research and Technology Centre. This post will suit you if you are highly motivated and interested in addressing real-world challenges and creating end-to-end solutions for problems encountered by those affected by dementia.

There are a number of posts available that would be suitable for applicants with a range of machine learning skills. You will be supported in your career development, including in the application for independent research funding both from the UK DRI and externally.

Further information

There are 2 posts available and they are offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 3 years in the first instance, with the potential to be extended.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Please contact Prof. Payam Barnaghi (p.barnaghi@imperial.ac.uk) for further information.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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