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Position: Research Assistant/Associate Visualisation
Institution: Imperial College London
Department: Computing
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: You will be expected to design, develop, and implement effective, dynamic, interactive visual analytics applications for large-scale data of different origin. Review creative concept work for technical feasibility and contribute to architecture and technology discussions within the development team. Ensure all projects are delievered to the highest possible standards of quality in all aspects including, but not limited to code, documentation, configuration management and other software engineering best practices as applicable. The successful candidate will contribute to the dissemination of work within the group and also externally at national and international conferences by presentation, publication and demonstration
Requirements: Substantial experience in data analysis projects and visualisations, including commonly used languages (such as R and Python), and tools (Tableau, Spotfire, PowerBI). Experience with web technologies, including backend (Java, C#, Javascript) and specially frontend (HTML, CSS, Javascript). A strong understanding of distributed software applications, including scalability, performance, and reliability aspects with a strong background in design patterns and OOD. Experience of data mining and machine learning
   
Text: Research Assistant / Associate Visualisation Apply now Save this job Job summary The Data Science Institute (DSI), headed by Professor Yike Guo, is seeking an exceptional and creative researcher to design and develop data visualisations for a unique new facility, the Data Observatory. The DSI houses the Data Observatory, a world class circular immersive visualisation environment featuring 132 megapixels of display surface powered by a distributed computing system. It constitutes a decision-making space for large scale... Job listing information Reference ENG00167 Date posted 11 January 2018 Closing date 11 February 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 The Data Science Institute (DSI), headed by Professor Yike Guo, is seeking an exceptional and creative researcher to design and develop data visualisations for a unique new facility, the Data Observatory. The DSI houses the Data Observatory, a world class circular immersive visualisation environment featuring 132 megapixels of display surface powered by a distributed computing system. It constitutes a decision-making space for large scale visualisation research. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team and a wider diverse community of research scientists. The successful candidate must have an exceptional aptitude for analytical and critical thinking about the nature and implications of data and scientific evidence, superior visualisation skills, strong communication, design and aesthetic capabilities, motivation for problem solving and aptitude for interdisciplinary research and teamwork. Duties and responsibilities The post holder will collaborate closely with researchers from across the College to undertake a series of short visualisation projects to demonstrate through (ideally, large-scale) visualisation the impact of the world-class research undertaken at Imperial College. This will involve working across disciplines with many partners to develop challenging custom distributed visualisations in an iterative and agile way. The resulting outcomes will be published in top journals and broadly applied to many fields. You will be expected to design, develop, and implement effective, dynamic, interactive visual analytics applications for large-scale data of different origin. Review creative concept work for technical feasibility and contribute to architecture and technology discussions within the development team. Ensure all projects are delievered to the highest possible standards of quality in all aspects including, but not limited to code, documentation, configuration management and other software engineering best practices as applicable. The successful candidate will contribute to the dissemination of work within the group and also externally at national and international conferences by presentation, publication and demonstration. Essential requirements Applicants require the following: Substantial experience in data analysis projects and visualisations, including commonly used languages (such as R and Python), and tools (Tableau, Spotfire, PowerBI). Experience with web technologies, including backend (Java, C#, Javascript) and specially frontend (HTML,CSS, Javascript). A strong understanding of distributed software applications, including scalability, performance, and reliability aspects with a strong background in design patterns and OOD. Experience of data mining and machine learning To apply for a Research Assistant level post you must have a good first degree or Masters (or equivalent) in a related area. For a Research Associate level post you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, applied mathematics, software engineering, graphic technologies and design, informatics, or a related subject or significant experience in relevant field. A proven research record with publications in the relevant areas is also required. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. *Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 to £34,040 per annum. Further information In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach: A full CV A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant For queries regarding the application process contact Fay Miller f.miller@imperial.ac.uk For technical issues when applying online, please contact: erecruitment@imperial.ac.uk Documents Viz_Research AssistantAssociate JD.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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