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Research Fellow in Explainable Artificial Intelligence (AXI)

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Application closing date: 26/02/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The Centre for Secure Technologies in 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 in Explainable Artificial Intelligence.   

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research into the application of advanced explainable machine learning / artificial intelligence techniques for use in semiconductor security, specifically in hardware Trojan detection.   

This project will be hosted by the Centre for Secure Information Technology  at Queen’s University Belfast and is associated with the Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems.    

Please note that all staff on the project are required to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics (or related discipline).
  • Or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • Relevant research experience in machine learning.
  • Evidence of a strong publication record commensurate with career stage and experience.                

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click on the Candidate Information link below. 

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 24 months. 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.               

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.            

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: and               

Candidate Information
About The Centre
About the Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems
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