Back to search results

Research Associate in Intersection of Data Management and Compilers

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £41,593 to £49,210 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 21st November 2021
Job Ref: ENG01869

South Kensington Campus

Research Associate salary range: £41,593- £49,210 per annum*

Full-time, Fixed term to start ASAP for 24 months

Job Summary

We are looking to hire a Research Associate (post-doctoral) to work on projects at the intersection of compilers and data management systems at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. You will have the opportunity to work on larger projects (involving other members of the group as well as external & industry collaborators). You will also have the opportunity to develop your own research agenda towards an academic career.

The post will be based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London at the South Kensington Campus. The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. 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.

The position is fully funded for two years and includes funding for equipment and travel. Depending on success, the position may be extended beyond the initial two years.

Duties and responsibilities

The candidate would be joining the LSDS group ( of the Department of Computing under the supervision of Holger Pirk. The group currently has 12 Ph.D. students, two postdocs and four faculty. We work on topics as diverse as data management, compilers, computer architecture, security and even some machine learning (with a systems touch).

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support existing and new research projects in the group with hands-on contributions and supervision
  • Coordinate contributions to projects by external collaborators
  • Develop new research ideas into publishable results

Essential requirements

  • A completed or about-to-be-completed Ph.D. in computer science or a related field
  • A track record of publications in top conferences or journals in the field
  • Strong & proven implementation skills in the development of complex software
  • Programming experience in a systems programming language (Java, C++, C#, Rust, C, etc.)

It is desirable that you have experience in either the development of data management systems or programming language compilers.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

How to apply

Visit and search using vacancy reference number ENG01869. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • 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 post and why your expertise is relevant.

Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Dr Holger Pirk:

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins:

Closing Date: 21st November 2021 (midnight)

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from Imperial College London

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge