Postdoctoral Research Associate

Durham (County) (GB)
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
09 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

The Role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The ideal candidate for this role is a capable and independent researcher who has expert working knowledge in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML), with experience using collaborative (co-)design research methods and working with research stakeholders and intended end-users of technology design. You will also hold computer-related expertise, and have demonstrable skill in implementing, deploying, and evaluating ML models for NLP tasks. You will have a clear interest in conducting research to support the fight against harmful online content, including misinformation and cyberbullying. A completed (or nearly completed) PhD in NLP, ML, or a related subject is considered essential, and must be demonstrated in the application.

You will be based in the Artificial Intelligence and Human Systems Group (AIHS - pronounced "ace", https://aihs.webspace.durham.ac.uk/) of the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, resident at the brand-new state-of-the-art Mathematical Sciences and Computer Sciences building, under the supervision of Dr Stamos Katsigiannis.

As member of the AGENCY project team, you will work in an inclusive, interdisciplinary team. You will be provided with individual career support and be part of a national network of related research projects (see http://agencyresearch.net). The research will be guided by case studies, including personal health devices, digital identity management, smart homes, and online disinformation. You will help shape the specific research associated with the case studies in collaboration with a variety of external partners.

The post is fixed term for 33 months, as part of the EPSRC funded project AGENCY, which is time limited and will end on 31 March 2025.

What you are required to submit

  1. A CV;
  2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
  3. The person specification and Realising Your Potential Approach grids. Please copy and paste the grids from this job description into a separate Microsoft Word document, complete the evidence columns and submit this alongside your other application material.
  4. Up to three published scientific papers.

Please ensure that you submit all documentation listed above or your application cannot proceed to the next stage.


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