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Research Software Engineer

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Vision, Speech & Signal Processing

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 27/06/2025
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 05 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  016524-R

We are recruiting for Research Software Engineer in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused on ensuring fair reward and recognition of creator contributions to AI training data in the age of Generative AI.

Join the EPSRC funded DECaDE centre as we develop new Computer Vision and AI techniques to underpin value generation in the creative industries against the backdrop of increased re-use of content through generative AI methods.  You will join a group world-leading team of researchers spanning major industry partners in the creative sector, and academia, with strong track record in publishing and shipping media provenance technologies to create real-world impact in fighting online harms and misinformation, and ensuring a fair and equitable decentralized markets for content re-use e.g. when training AI models.  Alongside our industry partners, we have impacted the development of international standards in provenance and impacted millions of users through commercial implementation of our research.    We are looking for research software engineer able to scale research prototypes into practical multi-partner demonstrators, working alongside a group with significant research track record in content authenticity and media provenance.

As part of the multi-disciplinary DECaDE centre you will be a technologist working alongside experts in AI, cyber-security, business models and experts in design and creative IP law spanning Surrey, Edinburgh and the Digital Catapult.  Together we will develop user-centred technologies to help support creative practioners in the emerging gig/peer-to-peer economy in which everyone can become a content producer or consumer, and in which AI democratizes access to the re-use and creation of content in ways that offer opportunity but also demand new techniques to ensure fairness, inclusivity and safety of these tools.  

This position is recruiting for a June 2024 start, but there is flexibility on this.  The position is based at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK.  For informal enquiries contact John Collomosse (DECaDE Principal Investigator, or Sarah Hall (  

DECaDE is part of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), number one in the UK for computer vision research. For more details visit: and 

Further details: Job Description    

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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