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AI Chatbot Developer

Surrey, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Professional Services, IT Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Microbial Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £38,205 (2 positions available on a fixed term contract until 30/09/2024)  
With the possibility to extend for a further three months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 09 July 2024
Reference:  028724

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

We are looking for two Conversational AI Chatbot Developers to work on cutting-edge projects. The developer should have experience using generative models such as Chat GPT or frameworks such as Rasa/Microsoft Bot Framework/OpenDialog to create an AI conversational chatbot that can use custom information to converse and record conversations into a database. The developer should also have experience creating a web-based front-end for the chatbot and be involved in testing and debugging. The developer will join a scientific team and develop said chatbot in collaboration with the scientific team

About you

  • Proven experience with the Rasa framework or similar conversational AI technologies.
  • Strong Python programming skills.
  • Familiarity with NLP and machine learning techniques.
  • Experience in NLU model training, dialogue management, and bot deployment.
  • Knowledge of conversational UX/UI design best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

How to apply

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Dr. Yashwanth Subbannayya by email ( When completing the online application form, please ensure that you include (i) a cover letter and (ii) your CV.

The closing date for the application is 9th July 2024.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

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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