Job offer in london Research Fellow at City, University of London



Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Data Science Institute is a new Interdisciplinary Research Centre. Building on the success of City’s Masters programme in Data Science, the Institute will enable ground-breaking applied research in Data Science in the areas of healthcare, sustainable energy, finance, transport, economics and creativity, in close collaboration with industrial partners and government bodies including the NHS, the BBC, the British Library, Technology and Financial institutions, Traffic management, and Research Centres around London and in Europe.

The Institute will be led by academics from the Department of Computer Science within the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (MCSE), in close collaboration with programme directors with complementary expertise from all the Schools of the University (MCSE, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, and Cass Business School).

Responsibilities
The Department is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who will take an active part in the setting up, consolidation, research and management of the Institute. They will work directly with the leadership team of the Institute to coordinate new joint research bids, organise workshops, seminars and events in data science, establish and maintain communications with industrial partners and government bodies.

The post holder will contribute actively to the research of the Institute in the areas of machine learning, explainable Artificial Intelligence, data visualisation and the ethics of data science.

Person Specification
The appointed candidate will have a PhD; specialist knowledge in one of the areas of the Institute’s research; a track record of research publications in top tier conferences and journals in their area of specialisation and a track record of the acquisition of research funding. Applications from Data Scientists are welcome.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date 11.59pm 6th September 2018.

The post has funding for 3 years.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.