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Research Assistant I, LONDON



LONDON, United Kingdom 

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Job Title:                              Research Assistant


Department:                      Computer Science


Reports to                           Prof. Niloy Mitra


Grade:                                  Grade 6


Duration                              4 months



Main Purpose


The postholder will be required to carry out research in the area of shape analysis, including designing and running experiments, recording, analysing and writing up the results ( as part of the SmartGeometry team ) .



Duties and Responsibilities


•             To contribute to the design of a range of experiments in relation to the DISTRO project.


•             To set up and run experiments in consultation with the Principal Investigator, ensuring that experiments are appropriately supervised and supported.  To record, analyse and write up the results of experiments.


•             To prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes.


•             To contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals.


•             To prepare progress reports on research for funding bodies as required.


•             To contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.


•             To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required.


•             To undertake a limited amount of teaching in relation to subject area.


•             To contribute to the induction and direction of other research staff and students as requested.


•             Responsible for ensuring that equipment is safe and maintained in working order.


•             As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the postholder


•             The postholder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Head of Department/Division


•             The postholder will actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies


•             The postholder will maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.




Department of Computer Science


Person Specification for the Post of Research Assistant




Knowledge – including Qualifications


Post Graduate Degree in relevant subject area


Knowledge of research techniques





Basic research skills


Ability to analyse and write up data


Ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences


Ability to write complex reports and papers accurately and clearly


Ability to communicate research verbally, to individuals and groups, with impact.




Job Requirements:



Experience of working in a research environment


Experience of multi-disciplinary working



Personal Qualities


Commitment to high quality research


Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team


Commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds



To apply for this job please send your CV to n.mitra@ucl.ac.uk.

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Full time
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