Research Assistant/Associate: Software Developer/Engineer Imperial College London, Department of Computing

Research Assistant/Associate: Software Developer/Engineer


Job summary


Recent advances in software engineering has opened up exciting possibilities to extend and transform traditional data management and analysis software at scale. The Data Science Institute at Imperial College is recruiting a Software Engineer to join our enthusiastic team and the wider community of research scientists. You will be collaborating with experts across the College, applying software engineering to always connected, distributed...

 

Job listing information


Reference ENG00137


Date posted 22 December 2017


Closing date 31 January 2018


Key information about the role


Location
South Kensington Campus
(map)



Position type
Full time, fixed term


Salary
£32,380 – £44,220 plus benefits Department Department of Computing Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

 

Job description

 

Job summary

 

Recent advances in software engineering has opened up exciting possibilities to extend and transform traditional data management and analysis software at scale.The Data Science Institute at Imperial College is recruiting a Software Engineer to join our enthusiastic team and the wider community of research scientists. You will be collaborating with experts across the College, applying software engineering to always connected, distributed computation environments for the betterment of research in translational bioinformatics. This is a great opportunity to join an ambitious team addressing meaningful challenges at a world-leading organisation.
 

Duties and responsibilities

 

The Research Assistant / Associate Software Engineer will work at the Data Science Institute with the Director Professor Yike Guo and his team.The project focuses on the development of a plaform for the management and analysis of bioinformatics data at scale for use at an internal and national level. The system is developed based on current technologies leveraging stateless NodeJS and ReactJS in containters to provide a full stack JavaScript solution at scale able to process terrabytes per second of medical and translational data.The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive expertise in software engineering. We will expect you to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for key components of the development. You should also be comfortable working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to develop and provide software to meet the needs of the projects.
 

Essential requirements

 

To apply at Research Assistant level you must have a good first degree (or equivalent) or Masters (or equivalent) in a related area.At Research Associate level you mush have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science, software engineering or informatics or significant software development experience with an emphasis on large-scale scientific data management.A proven research record with publications in the relevant areas is also required.  You must be fluent in English.Extensive programming skills in JavaScript ES6 is imperative. Prior knownledge of NodeJS and ReactJS functioning in Flux architecture is desirable. The candidate must also be familiar with the challenges of writing distributed stateless software.
 

Further information

 

Applications must include:
  • A college application form
  • A full CV, including publications, experience and achievements
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant
For queries regarding the application process contact Fay Miller (f.miller@imperial.ac.uk)

 

Documents

  • SoftwareDeveloperEngineerJD.doc

 

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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