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Research Associate in Novel Storage Technology

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £40,215 to £47,579 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th September 2020
Closes: 11th November 2020
Job Ref: ENG01394
 

We are looking for aspiring researchers who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of novel storage technology. This particular project (http://www.oligoarchive.eu) revolves around DNA storage, i.e., how to store arbitrary information in synthetic DNA. The goal hence is to develop DNA encodings or to define 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

The successful candidate will be a member of our group which 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.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Perform research on DNA storage
  • Work with Ph.D. students, help directing their research and help in disseminating results
  • Support teaching efforts
  • support the acquisition of new research and industrial projects. 

You must have excellent communication skills, oral and written, and prioritise work to meet deadlines. 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 £35,477- £38,566 per annum.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our Jobs website and search using vacancy reference number ENG01394. 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: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 11th November 2020 (midnight)

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