Research Assistant/Associate in Android Programming and Opportunistic Phone Networking

Imperial College London

Department of Computing

Research Assistant/Associate in Android Programming and Opportunistic Phone Networking

Research Assistant salary range: £31,740 to £33,370 per annum
Research Associate salary range: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum

One year Fixed Term appointment
OrganiCity is an EU H2020 project aiming to provide tools to encourage city stakeholders and citizens to co-create IoT solutions to enhance City life and sustainability. Within this project the Adaptive Embedded Systems Engineering Group (AESE) have developed tools to allow mobile phones to act as direct communications relays, allowing citizens to set up alternative ways to send data around the city.
This position will work in the AESE group and will work closely with OrganiCity partners including Intel and the Future Cities Catapult to integrate our tools into the main OrganiCity hub.

To apply you should have proven knowledge and track record in the following:
    Practical Android Phone programming
    Strong Software Engineering Skills
    Knowledge of networking and the mathematics of economics is an advantage.

Candidates with an excellent first degree (or equivalent) and relevant experience in mobile networking will be considered at Research Assistant level. To be appointed at Research Associate level you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject areas above.

You have the chance to help design and build computing infrastructures for a large scale urban IoT cluster across London, Aarhus and Santander. You also have the freedom to do research in the relevant areas such as mobile computing, opportunistic networking or social computing.  You must have excellent practical programming and communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university ranking. The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. You will be based at the South Kensington campus. For further information see: or email research related enquiries to

How to apply
Our preferred method of application is online via our website.  Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20170062LE.  You must submit an application form for our posts along with a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, you will not be considered.
Applications must include:

A college application form
•    A full CV
•    Additionally please include any material from your past work that you would like us to consider such as applications developed, significant papers or thesis.

For applications queries please contact Georgina Tennant at:
Closing Date: 24 March 2017

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