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Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £37,486 to £46,499 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2019
Closes: 10th October 2019
Job Ref: ENG01004

Full time, Fixed Term contract to start ASAP for one year, with the possibility of extension

We are looking for a Research Associate who is interested in the broad area of DNA storage and analytics. Our group focuses on data analytics and high impact interdisciplinary research, i.e. developing ground breaking and novel data management techniques strongly motivated and used in other disciplines. The particular project ( the Research Associate is hired for will revolve around DNA storage and so the goal is to develop DNA encodings, i.e. how to map data to DNA while still enabling error free recovery. The background of successful candidates must overlap significantly with the following areas:

  • Data management
  • Data analytics
  • DNA storage (basic knowledge of DNA is assumed)
  • Error detection and correction codes

Responsibilities of the position includes:

  • Performing research on DNA storage
  • Working with Ph.D. students, help directing their research and help in disseminating results
  • Supporting teaching efforts
  • Supporting the acquisition of new research and industrial projects

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Proficiency in C/C++ and Python is required and must be demonstrated. Please note that only candidates with publications in the relevant areas are considered - others need not apply.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,397 - £37,486 per annum.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our website and search using vacancy reference number ENG01004. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV
  • Publication list
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Jamie Perrins:

Closing Date: 10th October 2019

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