Ph.D. Position(s) in Big Scientific Data at Imperial
One or more fully funded 3-3.5 years Ph.D. positions are available in the new scientific data management lab at the Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK. The positions are available from October 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The positions are within the general area of scientific data management. The group focuses on scientific data management and high impact interdisciplinary research, i.e., developing groundbreaking and novel data management techniques strongly motivated and used in other disciplines (examples of past research and demos are available here: http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/theinis/research/ and here http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/theinis/demos/).
Keywords: Scientific Data Management, Big Data, Distributed Indexing & Processing, Spatial Data, Spatial Indexing, Spatio-Temporal Indexing, High-dimensional Indexing/Clustering, In-Memory Indexing
To apply you will need to have a strong background in computer science (M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Computer Science or very closely related) with very good grades. Good knowledge of database management is desired, as are implementation skills. Given the interdisciplinary nature of our group’s research, the ideal candidate also has some background in a different discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with publications in the relevant areas.
You must have excellent communication skills and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.
More information about the position is available here: http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/theinis/jobs
To apply, you should send a message including the material listed below to email@example.com:
1) CV (including documentation of English proficiency, e.g., TOEFL, Cambridge certificates)
2) Diplomas and grade transcripts for bachelor's studies (and master's where available)
3) Contact information for 2 references who have agreed to speak about you, your work, and your potential (will only be contacted after initial interview)
4) Motivation letter outlining research experience and ideally also sketching research ideas
5) PDFs of relevant publications (if applicable)
Imperial College is first class address to pursue excellent, high impact research. Imperial College consistently ranks among the top 5 schools in the world (Times Higher Education & QS rankings). The Department of Computing is also a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.
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