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Research Assistant / Research Associate in Systems for Mobile Health (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant £25,728 - £30,688 or Research Associate £31,604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Mobile Systems Group on mobile data inference and on-device learning, mobile systems and applications to mobile health. Responsibilities will include design and development of mobile health application software, experimental testing work, overseeing deployments with our clinical and non-clinical partners as well as participating in the group academic and teaching oriented activities such as participating to paper writing, conference presentation, student project supervision and student supervisions.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in computer science. Candidates close to PhD graduation will also be considered for the position of Research Assistant until they are awarded the PhD. Experience in a combination of mobile systems development, mobile health, embedded machine learning and mobile health data analytics will be favoured.

This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months. There may be the possibility of extension as grant funds permit.

The post is intended to start on, or soon after, 01 September 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact to Professor Cecilia Mascolo (

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