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Part-time Research Assistant in Blockchain at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is delighted to offer a postdoctoral position in computer science. The deadline for applying is December 24, 2018.

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. The Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering was established in April 2015 as a joint initiative of the Department of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering in recognition of the potential for blockchain and smart contract technology to fundamentally change the way human society deals with contracts, identity, patents, copyright, supply chains, votes, and more.

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to join the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering to work on the Innovate UK project "Smart Contract & Productivity Platform for Livestock" which, together with industry partners Breedr and Dunbia, will explore how blockchain technology can be applied to enhance food supply chains.

The post holder will work under the supervision of Prof William Knottenbelt on topics related to distributed ledgers, blockchain protocols and smart contracts and their applications in food supply chains.

To apply for this position, you will have a strong bachelors or master's degree in computer science, or closely related discipline, and a passion for exploring the frontiers of technology. You must have excellent communication and written skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have some background in blockchain, distributed ledger or smart contract technology, having for example pursued a group or individual project in this domain.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Perrins on: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk


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