Research Associate (Imperial) 2 Posts

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
5 Nov 2020
£40,215 – £47,579
UK Dementia Research Institute, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, White City Campus
3 years

Job details

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century. To date, there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

The UK DRI at Imperial College London brings novel, cutting edge approaches and research tools to the study of dementia to discover new disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets. The team focuses on the earliest pre-symptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease, addressing what determines the transition to neurodegeneration, and will investigate mechanisms that are likely shared across many of the dementias.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Care Research & Technology (CR&T) Centre at Imperial College London is seeking outstanding and committed post-doctoral research associates in machine learning. In this role you will become a key member of the research staff in Professor Payam Barnaghi’s lab.

You will join a vibrant community within the CR&T, which brings together engineering, data science, psychology and medicine to develop technologies that have a direct impact on the lives of people affected by dementia. The Centre has a broad research portfolio focusing on the development and application of new approaches to the diagnosis, monitoring and care needs of people affected by dementia.

We are developing new approaches to home monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics, and behavioural / cognitive assessment. Machine learning is being used to help understand disease progression and provide novel approaches to dementia care. We are integrating innovative biomarkers and neuroimaging into patient assessment and will be conducting clinical trials technology applied to dementia care.

Person criteria

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic researchers who can take on challenging roles with considerable scope for independent scientific achievement and personal growth.

You will play a central role in developing machine learning solutions within the Care Research and Technology Centre. This post will suit you if you are highly motivated and interested in addressing real-world challenges and creating end-to-end solutions for problems encountered by those affected by dementia.

There are a number of posts available that would be suitable for applicants with a range of machine learning skills.

How to apply

Contact details

Prof. Payam Barnaghi:

Further Information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.