Research Assistant/Associate

Imperial College London - Departments of Bioengineering & Aeronautics

Salary Range:

Research Assistant: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum

Research Associate: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum*

Full time, fixed Term appointment for 24 months

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

The successful applicant will work primarily with the BICV Group of the Department of Bioengineering. The BICV Group has been using deep convolutional architectures for the analysis of spatial data for over 15 years, and has recently extended this work to include deep reinforcement learning and adversarial networks. The BICV Group sits within Bioengineering, which is home to over 30 academic staff with backgrounds in mathematics, physics, computer science, medicine and biology. 95% of Bioengineering’s returned research is considered to be world-leading.  The collaborating Departments include: Aeronautics, Computing, Mathematics and the National Heart and Lung Institutes.

This project will focus on applying deep learning to improve numerical modelling in engineering and biology, with application to modelling patterns of electrical activity within heart tissue.

You should have a good undergraduate degree/MSc in computer science, mathematics, physics or engineering, and have or be working towards a PhD in the area of machine learning, or a related topic (or equivalent).

You will have previous experience in machine learning and preferably also deep learning. We would also expect that you have experience in writing and preparing scientific papers for publication as well as strong programming skills, including familiarity with appropriate tools such as version control.

*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.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Anil Bharath at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160356LE. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Miss Mica Jones at

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