Full-time, Fixed term to start ASAP until for 1 year
We are looking for aspiring researchers who are interested in joining our team (https://dnastorage.doc.ic.ac.uk/) in the area of novel storage technology. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate hired for this particular project (http://www.oligoarchive.eu) will work on storing binary data at the molecular level in general and on DNA storage, i.e., how to store arbitrary information in synthetic DNA, in particular.
Duties and responsibilities
We are developing the technology from scratch, so the goal is to understand the Write (DNA synthesis) Read (DNA sequencing) and amplification (PCR) processes and use that understanding to develop DNA encodings, modulation and mapping of data to DNA while still enabling error free recovery. A successful candidate has a background in computer science, mathematics or physics (or related) and their research interests should overlap with one or multiple of the following areas:
The successful candidate will be a member of our group which focuses on high impact interdisciplinary research, i.e., developing ground-breaking and novel data storage techniques.
Responsibilities of the position include:
You are expected to either have a basic understanding of concepts in molecular biology or be able to cover any gaps. You must have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Specifically, this means both explaining and understanding concepts from your own field to colleagues in other fields. Excellent communication skills, oral and written, is mandatory. Please note that only candidates with publications in the relevant areas will be considered.
You should also have A PhD (or equivalent) in computer science or a related area.*
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 – £41,388 per annum.
How to apply
Visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and search for vacancy reference number ENG02290. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Dr Thomas Heinis: [email protected]
For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: [email protected]
Closing Date: 17/11/2022 (midnight)