Research Fellow, Protein Analysis Instrumentation

Job Title:
Research Assistant / Research Associate
Department of Computing - Hamlyn Centre for
Robotic Surgery
Job Family:
Academic and Research, Level A or B
Responsible to:
Professor Guang-Zhong Yang
Key working relationships:
Supervisor and Members of the ESPRIT
Consortium (see
Summary of Research Project:
Imperial College London is leading a major programme grant jointly funded by EPSRC
and UK Sport, for developing pervasive sensing technologies for elite sport performance
research and training. The project is aimed at understanding of the biology of athletic
performance to gain insights into the human physiological system that will improve the
health and wellbeing of the population at large. A number of government and
commercial research institutions will also participate in this exciting new initiative.
The Purpose of the Post:
The team behind ESPRIT consists of a multi-disciplinary cohort with complementary
skills in body sensor networks, pervasive computing, smart textiles, biochemistry,
biomechanics, mechanical engineering, automation, sports performance research and
complex system modelling. The candidate is expected to contribute to the following
research themes:
Generalised Body Sensor Networks;
Optimised Sensor Design and Embodiment;
Learning, Data Modelling and Performance Optimisation;
Device and Technology Innovation.
Key Responsibilities:
Plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims and timeframes, in
collaboration with members of the collaborating departments.
Maintain accurate and complete records of all research, development and findings.
Contribute to the writing of research reports and papers.
Disseminate results through publications and present findings at research meetings
and conferences.
Develop scientific background, specialist knowledge and scientific contacts.
Collaborate with and provide assistance and guidance to students at all levels.
Provide advice and guidance to other members of the departments, when necessary
In addition to research, assist with teaching duties and the supervision of
undergraduate and MSc projects, as and when required.
To comply with relevant College policies, including Financial Regulations, Equal
Opportunities Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy, Health and Safety Policy,
Information Systems Security Policy and Intellectual Property Rights and Register of
Interests Policies.
All research staff may be expected to undertake certain teaching duties without
additional payment, subject to any limitations prescribed by the terms of the grant or
contract under with they are employed
Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake
other duties, which will further the work of the department and are broadly in line with the
above key responsibilities.
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and of eliminating
discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the principles set out in
its Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy
and Disability Policy and all other relevant guidance/practice frameworks.
Applicants are required to demonstrate that they possess the following attributes:
For the Research Assistant Post:
A Masters degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering,
or a related discipline.
For the Research Associate Post:
A PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or a related
Experience and Knowledge:
Experience in interdisciplinary research.
The candidate is also expected to have experience or extensive knowledge in one or
more of the following areas:
3D vision systems and multi-view geometry for camera networks
Real-time video-based object tracking
Model based 3D vision systems
Furthermore, prior experiences in human kinematic modelling and real-time video
tracking for sports would be an advantage.
Skills and Abilities:
High level of analytical capability
High level of computing capability
High level of practical capability
Project management skills and the ability to meet project deadlines
Ability to prioritise jobs and organise work effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and succinctly
Ability to communicate with scientists and researchers from a variety of
Ability to manage own area effectively using compliance with health and safety
policy and College procedures
Ability to encourage a research culture in others