PostDoc in Novel Storage Technology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Nov 2020

We are looking for aspiring researchers who are interested in pursuing a PostDoc in the area of novel storage technology. The particular project (http://www.oligoarchive.eu ) the PostDoc is hired for revolves around DNA storage, i.e., how to store arbitrary information in synthetic DNA. The goal hence is to develop DNA encodings or to define how to map data to DNA while still enabling error free recovery. The background of successful candidates must overlap significantly with the following areas:

- data management - data analytics - DNA storage (basic knowledge of DNA is assumed) - error detection and correction codes

The successful candidate will be a member of our group which focuses on data analytics and high impact interdisciplinary research, i.e., developing ground breaking and novel data management techniques strongly motivated and used in other disciplines.

Responsibilities of the position include:
- perform research on DNA storage
- work with Ph.D. students, help directing their research and help in disseminating results
- support teaching efforts
- support the acquisition of new research and industrial projects

You must have excellent communication skills and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Excellent command of English, oral and written, is mandatory. Please note that only candidates with publications in the relevant areas are considered - others need not apply.

How to apply: please send the application to t.heinis@imperial.ac.uk

Applications must include the following:
- a full CV
- publication list
- a research statement
- contact information for at least 2 references who have agreed to speak about you, your work, and your potential

Starting date: as soon as possible.

Salary range: £35,477 to £42,380 per annum (depending on experience)

About Imperial: Imperial College is a first class address to pursue excellent, high impact research. Imperial College consistently ranks among the top 5 schools in the world (Times Higher Education & QS rankings). The Department of Computing is also a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment on teaching quality.


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