Research Assistant in Data Science

Imperial College London - Department of Computing, Data Science Institute

Full time, fixed term for 3 years

To start July 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to work at the Data Science Institute (DSI) whilst concurrently joining the PhD programme. The Data Science Institute at Imperial College London is a cross faculty institute that specifically deals with the management, analysis, interpretation and visualization of large and complex datasets.

The PhD studentship is available as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN). These doctoral training programmes bring together academic and industrial organisations allowing researchers to gain knowledge from these different sectors. AiPBAND (An Integrated Platform for Developing Brain CANcer Diagnostic Techniques) is a European Training Network providing a multidisciplinary research and training platform for developing innovative diagnostic techniques for gliomas.

The position will be focussed on developing an intelligent data warehouse for translational research and clinical diagnosis. It will provide an opportunity to gain experience in big data, intelligent data visualisation, bioinformatics and cloud computing.

The objective of this project is to develop an intelligent warehouse for translation research and clinical diagnosis. The new platform will handle variable types of data, with an interface for high performance computing enabling processing the data in real-time. Advanced machine learning approaches will be used to extract relationships between genes, ‘omics data and sensor information, thereby facilitating hypothesis generation for future neurology research.

The project will include 8 months of secondments, to gain industrial and international experience in biosensing and in software development.

To apply you must have:

  • An excellent first degree (or equivalent) and Masters (or be expecting to obtain) in computing, mathematics, or a similar subject.
  • Applicants should have knowledge in one or more of:
    • Machine learning
    • Data analysis and modelling
    • Bioinformatics
  • Experience in handling/processing large datasets
  • You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The position is full time, funded by the European Commission. It is open to candidates worldwide, subject to the following:

  • Candidates for ESR positions are expected to have less than four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the selection time and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

How to apply:
For further details on this opportunity visit our Jobs website and search using vacancy reference number ENG00242.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV, including publications, experience and achievements
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Fay Miller (

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