Research Fellow, School of Electronics Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Job reference: 23/111284
Date posted: 18/09/2023
Application closing date: 05/10/2023
Salary: £37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Job category/type: Research
The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Advanced Research and Engineering centre within Northern Ireland. The Centre brings together expertise from PWC, University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast.
The Research Fellow will join this vibrant network of collaborators assisting in the planning and delivery of the research activity specifically to develop experiments and prototypes at the frontier of artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) research. The Research Fellow will lead the development of NLP methods for modelling unstructured text documenting commercial compliance data and aligning to specifications developed in conjunction with PwC. They will assess the models in the context of auditing the textual data (i.e. assessing data compliance) and investigate the utility of the models for automating complex compliance processes.
The post is a critical role, and as such, successful applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, outreach and collaboration both internally and externally.
The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:
- 1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline
- Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Physics
Relevant experience to include:
- Recent relevant research experience in at least one of: intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, algorithms development.
- Recent experience developing deep learning and/or NLP systems
- Working effectively as part of a Research team in the development and promotion of research topics
Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.
This is a Fixed Term post available for 30 months, or until 31/12/2026, whichever is sooner. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.
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