Imperial College London
Two Research Assistants/Associates in Networks of Sensors and Actuators for Infrastructure Monitoring and Control
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Published: 22 days ago
Application deadline: May 26
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Two Research Assistants/Associates in Networks of Sensors and Actuators for Infrastructure Monitoring and Control

The Alan Turing Institute

Research Associate salary range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum
Research Assistant salary range: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum*

Fixed term appointments to 31 May 2019

Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university ranking. The Department of Computing is a prominent 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.

We are seeking to hire two Research Assistants/Associates 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

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: 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 £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170114LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

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.
  • 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: 26 May 2017

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