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Research Associate in Novel Storage Technology

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £40,858 to £48,340 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021
Job Ref: ENG01782
 

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 storage technology. 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 (https://www.oligoarchive.eu) 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
  • Data storage
  • 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 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 £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our website https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/  and search using vacancy reference number ENG01782. 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: 7th November 2021 (midnight)

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