Research Assistant/Associate for Custom Computing

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Research Assistant salary: £32,380 to £34,040 per annum
Research Associate salary: £36,800 to £44,220 per annum*

Full time, fixed term appointment for 24 months

To start January 2018

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating from the Higher Education Funding Council. In the 2014 REF assessment, the Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

We are looking to hire a Research Assistant/Associate to undertake high-quality research on reconfigurable acceleration of advanced data processing based on artificial intelligence techniques. The successful candidate will join the award-winning Custom Computing Research Group (, working closely with many UK and international academic and industrial partners. Various advanced FPGA systems and design tools are available for developing experimental prototypes.

To apply, you will have extensive research experience Computer Vision, Image Processing and Machine Learning. The successful applicant will have the ability to write, optimise and verify complex and efficient computer programs and hardware designs in suitable languages such as Matlab, C, MaxJ, VHDL or Verilog.

At Research Assistant level you must have a master’s degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subjects, such as Computer Science or Electrical and Electronic Engineering. For a Research Associate position, you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. 

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise their own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

*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.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170356LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A 2 page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above posts and why your expertise is relevant.

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

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