Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science

Egham, United Kingdom
£38,467 to £38,474 per annum - including London Allowance
30 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Egham
Salary: £38,467 to £38,474 per annum - including London Allowance
This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 12 April 2023
Reference: 0323-144

Full-Time, Fixed-Term 

(12 months with the possibility of a 6 month extension)

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Successful applicants will be working under the direction of Professor Kostas Stathis and Dr Szonya Durant on the US-funded Informed real-time human-agent teaming through patterns of eye gaze allocation (iRealHAT-PEGA) project (AFOSR/ 22IOE052).

Project Description: The iRealHAT-PEGA project aims to employ intelligent agents to represent the human attentional workspace when a user is interacting with an application and use this to understand how human attention evolves under multitasking conditions. The work will build upon an existing testbed where agents monitor on-line eye-tracking information using a teleo-reactive model of agent execution, linking hierarchies of high-level agent goals to human interpretable behaviors, as opposed to low-level condition-action reactions that other agent models employ.

This is a joint research effort involving the Departments of Computer Science (Prof Stathis) and Psychology (Dr Durant) at Royal Holloway University of London.

The ideal candidate: We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a PhD (or who is about to submit their thesis) in one of the following areas: teleo-reactive agent models, agent communication, and agent environments. Experience in multiple areas will be valued, including machine learning and data analysis. Candidates ideally should also have strong programming skills, especially in Python.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Kostas Stathis on

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0323-144

Closing Date: 23:59, 12 April 2023  

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Computer Science within Royal Holloway, University of London.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification    

The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.