Research Associate in User-Centred Systems, Imperial College London, UK

Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist

Research Associate in User-Centred Systems: We are looking to hire a Research Associate (post-doctoral) to work on the UKRI Open Plus Fellowship awarded to Professor Hamed Haddadi at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. The objective is to provide better security and privacy for edge devices (IoT & Browser), from on-device ML models and TEE to analytics at the ISP end. The industrial supporters of the fellowship are Arm Research, Telefonica I+D, Samsung AI, and CISCO. As part of the Plus component of the fellowship, we will work closely with The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) addressing the privacy recommendations and regulatory challenges raised by the consumer IoT sector and its data collection practices.

Research Associate in User-Centred Systems’ Security/Privacy

Designation: Research Associate

Research Area: User-Centred Systems’ Security/Privacy

Location: White City Campus, Imperial College London


  • A completed or about-to-be-completed Ph.D. in computer science or a related field*
  • A track record of publications in top conferences or journals in the field
  • Strong knowledge of networking and systems (mobile, IoT, TEEs)
  • Strong & proven implementation skills in the development of complex software/hardware systems
  • Programming experience in a systems programming language (Java, C++, C#, Rust, C, etc.)
  • Familiarity with applied Machine Learning and platforms (e.g., TinyML, PyTorch, etc.)
  • Experience in either the development of data management systems or mobile/IoT systems is desirable.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their Ph.D. will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 – £43,888 per annum.

Job Description: The candidate will join the Imperial-X and the Department of Computing under the supervision of Professor Hamed Haddadi. The group currently has 6 Ph.D. students and two postdocs, with new PhD studentships and an engineer position being advertised as part of this new fellowship. Responsibilities include:

  • Performing world-class research on edge/network privacy and security using TEEs
  • Supporting existing and new research projects in the group with hands-on contributions and supervision
  • Coordinating contributions to projects by external collaborators
  • Developing new research ideas into world-class publications and open-source code

How to Apply: In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A brief (up to 2-pages) research statement indicating what you see as interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Professor Hamed Haddadi:

For queries regarding the application process, contact Jamie Perrins:

Last Date for Apply: 07-Aug-2024

Salary: £46,593 – £54,630 per annum

Contract Type / Work Pattern: Full time – Fixed term

The position is fully funded for two years and includes funding for equipment and travel. Depending on success, the position may be extended beyond the initial three years.



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