Research Assistant at Imperial College London

A new opening postdoctoral researcher position in life sciences is available at Imperial College London, UK. This position is closed on March 03, 2019.

The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London leads the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally, with its staff coming from diverse academic disciplines, including all main branches of engineering, physical sciences, life sciences and medicine, to create a rich collaborative environment. Boasting state-of-the-art 'wet' and 'dry' laboratories, the Department's space has been designed to promote greater interaction among researchers. Find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

Dr Huai-Ti Lin's laboratory, based within the Department of Bioengineering, is seeking to appoint a Research Associate. The post is funded by the European Research Council to uncover the visual strategies for aerial interactions in insects. We use the dragonfly as the model system to understand how active vision facilitates the implementation of visual guidance during dynamic aerial interactions. This work requires performing high-speed kinematics recordings of flying insects using custom-designed flight arena. Please see the lab website for additional information ( A successful applicant will have a PhD (or equivalent) in areas related to neuroscience, neurobiology, biomechanics or robotics. A successful applicant should also demonstrate sufficient experience in fine-scale dissections and competency in analysing high volume of kinematics data. A successful applicant should have excellent organisational skills and is highly motivated to meeting the deadlines of the research project. A successful applicant must be able to interact with other researchers and students in the group and provide mentorship whenever appropriate.

– have experience and expertise in fine-scale electrophysiology or compatible skills that demonstrate the ability to work with delicate insects – have practical experience within a similar research environment and publication in relevant refereed journals – have experience in high-speed kinematics tracking – have knowledge on visual neuroscience – have knowledge on basic biomechanics – have scientific computing skills which enable the analyses of kinematics data You will be: – proficient in Matlab, Python or C++ – able to conduct a detailed review of recent literature – able to develop and apply new concepts – able to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work -able to organise/prioritise work in response to deadlines and resources – willing to work as a part of a team and be open-minded and cooperative – willing to undertake any necessary training for the role You will have: – excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide audience – excellent written communication skills and the ability to write succinctly for publication – discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD can be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 to 35,061 per annum until the PhD degree is awarded. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Lin at
Deadline: March 03, 2019
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