The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS)
The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) seeks to appoint a full-time Research Fellow, on a pathway to permanency, to start from the 1st of May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter to support the Institute’s work in data science, analytics, AI and machine learning.
On successful completion of the post and probation period (3 years), the Fellow will be appointed to a permanent Lecturer (Grade 9) post in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering or Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:
This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious researcher to add to the Institute’s capability to undertake world class research and development work as well as open up and develop new research activities in this area that will become recognized as outstanding and internationally leading. We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional candidates who have excellent knowledge of data science, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Duties of the Role
During the period of the Fellowship the postholder will undertake research, teaching (to build skills and experience) and administrative duties. This is to provide a good foundation in higher education practice for the Fellow to be able to take a permanent Lectureship that covers the full range of academic duties at a higher level.
The post is fixed term as a Research Fellow at salary grade 8 for three years in the first instance. It is fixed term for a period of career development in order for the successful candidate to be in a position to be appointed to a permanent Lectureship (at grade 9) in the relevant substantive academic Department or School at the University of Essex at the end of the Fellowship.
A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack attached.
Skills and Qualifications required
The successful candidate will have excellent publications record and have evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity, and a developing research profile. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence. Mathematics (or related discipline) or be close to the completion of a PhD (writing up or under examination).
They will ideally have experience of successfully delivering teaching or demonstrable potential for achieving this, excellent communication and presentation skills, and software engineering and programming skills in high level programming languages such as Java, R and Python as appropriate for the area of research.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).
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