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Research Assistant/Associate in Science for Sensor Systems Software (S4)

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Imperial College

Fixed term appointment until 31 May 2019

Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university ranking. The College achieved second place in the Complete University Guide’s Computer Science subject table for 2017. The Department of Computing 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.

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate/Assistant to contribute towards a unifying science for smarter sensor based systems. The ‘Science of Sensor Systems Software’ (S4) project aims to deliver new philosophies and techniques for the development and deployment of verifiable, reliable, sensor systems that operate in uncertain, multiple and multi-scale environments. Led by Julie McCann, Imperial’s particular focus in this project is the purposeful design and development of sensor test beds to understand, per design, their different behaviours under differing environmental conditions and demands, and in terms of hardware and software.

The S4 programme brings together researchers from the universities of Glasgow, Liverpool and St Andrews, and Imperial College London examining systems, dynamics, verification and modelling etc. It is motivated and validated by end-user and experimental applications involving ten organisations, including ABB, British Geological Survey, CENSIS, Freescale, Rolls-Royce, Thales, and Transport Scotland. (See:

At Research Assistant level you must have an excellent first degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject areas above. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in A-ranked venues in relevant areas. Proven knowledge and track record in computer science formalisms combined with systems engineering is essential.

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.

For further information see: or email research related enquiries to Prof J.A. McCann

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,730 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170093LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. You must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered.

Applications must include:

A college application form 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.
Additionally please include 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

Closing Date: 5 May 2017

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Status: Researcher
Location: London, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Remuneration: 31740 - 43350 UK Pounds/year
Advert Published: 10 Apr 2017
Expiry date: 5 May 2017
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