Junior Research Fellowship in Computer Science

University of Oxford - Hertford College

Hertford College intends to appoint a Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science. This post is designed for an individual with outstanding potential at an early stage of their academic career, wishing to specialise in the field of machine learning. This is a three-year, fixed-term post available from 1 October 2018 until 30 September 2021. An earlier start date could be considered by mutual agreement.

Junior Research Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for outstanding academics at the beginning of their careers. They provide a stipend, free meals, and the opportunity to interact with the college fellowship in a rich interdisciplinary setting. The successful candidate will be encouraged to take an affiliation with the Department of Computer Science, and to engage with Oxford’s large and diverse machine learning research community.

The primary duty of the post is to carry out research at the intersection of machine learning and program synthesis. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality and ambitious programme of original research; publicise the outcomes of that research at a national and international level through presentation of papers and publications; liaise with research colleagues across and outside of Oxford with a view to future research collaboration; and engage in the life and activities of the college. The fellow will be offered a limited amount of teaching (normally up to three hours a week during term-time) in the interest of career development. 

Candidates will be expected to have a strong academic track record. They should be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have recently completed their doctorate. It is also expected that they will have relevant research expertise in machine learning and program synthesis, and have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the fellowship.

The overall salary will be £31,245 p.a. (comprising a stipend of £21,808 and housing allowance of £9,437). The Junior Research Fellow will be entitled to the use of an office in college, membership of the college’s Senior Common Room (SCR), with full fellows’ dining rights in term and vacation, and allowances for research, computer equipment and entertainment. The college will arrange for a mentor of the Junior Research Fellow. Further particulars for the post are available on the Hertford College website: https://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies.

Candidates should send a cv including relevant experience; a covering letter (of 1-2 pages) describing the research they wish to undertake; an application form; and the names of three referees by email to Dr Undine Bruckner, HR Manager, Hertford College (hr@hertford.ox.ac.uk) by 12.00 noon on Monday 30 October 2017

Candidates should also arrange for their referees to write to the college by the same date. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short written sample of research. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 13 November 2017.

This is a college vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at https://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies. The University Terms and Conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.

Hertford College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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