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Research Fellow in Explainable Machine Learning

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £39,347 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
25 Mar 2024

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Computer Science

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £39,347 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed term contract to 28/02/2026
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 25 March 2024
Interview Date: Monday 08 April 2024
Reference: 008924

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in to work full time on an EPSRC-funded project A Human-Trustable Self-Improving Machine Learning Framework for Rapid Disaster Responses Using Satellite Sensor Imagery. The successful post holder will be based in the Computer Science Research Centre, working with Dr. Xiaowei Gu.

The aim of this project is to catalyze a step-change in artificial intelligence by developing highly innovative explainable ML techniques to automate the building damage assessment processes based on post-disaster high-resolution satellite sensor images. 

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team of researchers spreading across three academic partners and undertake research on the state-of-the-art machine learning and remote sensing research with a focus on explainable artificial intelligence and computer vision.

About you

The post holder must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Strong expertise on machine learning, computer vision or remote sensing.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Proven track record of innovation supported by publications in high ranked journals and conferences.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please upload a CV and cover letter with your application on the University of Surrey Website.

The post is available for a fixed term of 30 months with an ideal start date of 1st May 2024.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Xiaowei Gu (

Interview Date 8th April 2024 

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,980) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£36,024).

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