Research Assistant/Associate (Machine Learning)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
17 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant/Associate (Machine Learning)

Faculty/Services: Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering Unit Computing Sub Unit Computing Staff
Category: Research
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours of Work: Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne  

Salary: £27,285 to £28,936 (PhD nearing completion)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

Closing Date: 08 December 2017

The Northern Cloud Cybercrime Centre at Newcastle University seeks to understand the different types of criminal behaviour that can be facilitated by the Cloud and then build systems that will allow the detection of such crimes and the collection of digital evidence to lead to the prosecution of Cloud-based criminals. The centre is an inter-disciplinary research endeavour leveraging the strengths of Newcastle, Durham and Leeds Universities in areas of computer security, machine learning, psychology, criminology, law and ethics.

We are recruiting two posts to focus on the machine learning (including but not limited to deep learning) research agenda of the centre. In this project, you will face the research challenges of integrating network/cloud-related time series of very diverse and heterogeneous nature, developing innovative strategies for estimating the 'state' of a cloud system, detecting anomalies and predicting cybercrime, yielding human-understandable knowledge in the process. 

You should have a PhD awarded or nearing completion in in machine learning and its applications with very strong machine learning delivery and project management skills 

For informal enquiries, please send an email to or 

Two posts are available and are fixed term until 31.08.2020

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.