Research Assistant/Associate in Networks of Sensors and Actuators for Infrastructure Monitoring and Control Imperial College London, Department of Computing

Research Assistant/Associate in Networks of Sensors and Actuators for Infrastructure Monitoring and Control

 

Job summary

We are seeking to hire a Research Assistant/ Associate to join the Enhancing Critical Ecosystems Project, led by Prof Julie McCann as part of the Data Driven Engineering Programme in the Alan Turing Institute. This programme, funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, is performing fundamental research and ground-breaking innovation in the applications of data science to improve infrastructure resilience and safety in society, while...

 

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  • Closing date 28 November 2017

 

Job description

Job summary

 

We are seeking to hire a Research Assistant/ Associate to join the Enhancing Critical Ecosystems Project, led by Prof Julie McCann as part of the Data Driven Engineering Programme in the Alan Turing Institute. This programme, funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, is performing fundamental research and ground-breaking innovation in the applications of data science to improve infrastructure resilience and safety in society, while developing scientific advances that will have international impact for years to come (See https://www.turing.ac.uk/data-centric-engineering/).

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

The Enhancing Critical Ecosystems project aims to explore how combinations of sensing instrumentation, actuation, and a spectrum of edge-to-cloud data processing will improve and protect critical assets within ecosystems. The two ecosystems of focus are Next Generation Water Distribution Systems and Next Generation Smart Precision Farming, however the aim is to produce systems, algorithms and protocols that can serve more general ecosystems.



At Research Associate level you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the relevant research are. For a Research Assistant position you must have an excellent first degree (or equivalent) and relevant experience in sensor networking and systems engineering. Preference will be given to applicants with papers published in appropriate A-rated venues.



You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. 



You will be based at both The Alan Turing Institute headquartered at the British Library and at Imperial Colleague’s South Kensington campus. For further information see: http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/aese/ or email research related enquiries to Prof J.A. McCann j.mccann@imperial.ac.uk 



*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

 

Applications should be made via this website by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Before submitting please ensure you have included the following documents:


• A full CV, including publications, experience and achievements 
• A full CV
• A 1 page statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
• Any material from your past work that you would like us to consider such as significant papers or thesis. 



For applications queries please contact Georgina Tennant at g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

 

Documents

  • Job Description and Person Specification.docx

 

About Imperial College London

 

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

 

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

 

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

 

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

 

Additional information

 

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

 

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity

  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams

  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others

  • Deliver positive outcomes

  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination

  • Develop and grow skills and expertise

  • Work in a planned and managed way 

 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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