Research Assistant - Informatics

London (GB)
£31,883 to £36,422 per annum
04 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant

Department : Informatics

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic recent graduate (BSc/MSc level) to work on an explorative project addressing whether 1) information theory may provide good metrics to quantify cell behaviour in simulations and in vitro experiments and 2) whether machine learning or related computational approaches/paradigms can provide a valid framework to optimize/adapt cell behaviour in simulations of vascular disease. The candidate will be based in Dr Bentley's Cellular Adaptive Behaviour Lab at the Francis Crick Institute.

The aim is to primarily develop a new simple simulation testbed to compare information theoretic measures and optimization strategies to measure and adapt cell behaviour. As such, a pre-requisite is advanced competence in computer programming and knowledge of machine learning algorithms and information theory is essential. Working at the interface of computer science and cell biology furthermore requires excellent communication skills to bridge the disciplines along with a deep enthusiasm to learn biology. A BSc in computing, physics, mathematics or a related physical sciences subject is required.

Furthermore the post holder should embody and demonstrate the core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial and will benefit from the unique, world leading research environment and resources at the Crick Institute. They will also join the Health Hub at Kings Informatics department, with the opportunity to interact with a wealth of researchers utilising and developing computational approaches across biology and other domains.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr. Katie Bentley /

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 1 year.

This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent.

The selection process will include a short presentation and interview.

Grade and Salary : Grade 5, £31,883 to £36,422 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
Job ID : 011087
Close Date : 03-Apr-2019
Contact Person : Dr. Katie Bentley
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