(Associate) Research Engineer

This is IXICO

One business, one mission: improving brain health through the application of digital technologies.

Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global biopharma industry, providing technology-enabled speciality services. Our neuroscience expertise in image data management and analysis provides specialist data analytics services, which are applied on some of the most important clinical trials in neuroscience, providing valuable insights to disease progression and patient safety, enabling our clients to make better informed decisions earlier in the clinical development pathway.

And our people make all this happen. We have a passionate, dedicated team, bringing together the essential skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, provide the support our customers need and enhance our service offering.

As our team continues to grow we are now looking to hire an (Associate) Research Engineer.

Purpose of the role:

This role is focused on the development of innovative data analytics solution in line with IXICO’s product roadmap. Responsibilities are focused on primarily internal R&D projects that explore new opportunities for data analytics products in imaging and wearables, business intelligence services, and process automation. The Associate Research Engineer is responsible for designing, setting up and validating algorithms for data analysis solutions to address identified problems through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) concepts as well as more traditional data analysis concepts. This includes taking a lead role in organising and ‘contextualising’ large and noisy sets of data from different sources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ‘Contextualisation’ of datasets
    • Identify suitable datasets from available sources as an input to defined analytics problem
    • Based on data storage mechanism, make relevant datasets available for pre-processing, cleaning, labelling and algorithm development / validation
    • Perform data-cleaning and labelling where necessary
    • Apply required pre-processing steps and link data to ML / AI infrastructure
  • Development of novel data analysis solutions in stage-gate process from idea generation through PoC scoping and development to MVP completion. In each development stage
    • work towards defined technical requirements and validation needs
    • identify and aggregate suitable data sources
    • design and set up required pre-processing pipelines
    • design and iteratively optimize analysis algorithm and associated data models
    • provide required project documentation
  • Engagement in external dissemination activities, specifically around IXICO AI capabilities
    • Conference submissions and attendance.
    • Preparation of relevant material for marketing brochures, website and similar.

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:


  • University qualification in a scientific or analytical discipline.
  • Doctorate in a relevant subject or comparable research experience and a track record of relevant publications
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Strong knowledge of algorithm design
  • Strong computer skills and good programming experience in a Linux environment
  • Good oral and written skills to enable effective communication at all levels within the company
  • Ability to prioritise requests from multi-functional stakeholders through pro-active relationship management


  • An understanding of state of the art machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Python
  • Knowledge of TensorFlow or similar frameworks
  • Experience with object oriented programming
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • Experience working with large and noisy datasets


  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A modern working environment and excellent location in the heart of the City of London
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for an AI fanatic to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis. You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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