Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science)

University of Essex - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

The Institute for Analytics and Data Science

The Institute for Analytics and Data Science ( was successfully launched in 2014 and moved into a new building in 2016. It is the pan-University Institute which brings together over 100 academics and researchers working in analytics, data science and big data from across the University. The Institute is located in the University’s Science and Research Park, the Knowledge Gateway, which is an integral part of the University of Essex Colchester Campus. In the last few years, the University has been awarded over £22 million for novel and multi-disciplinary projects and infrastructure in this area from Research Councils, InnovateUK, industry and other organisations. In 2016, the University was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, held by Professor Fasli. As a result of the award of the UNESCO Chair, the University is also working with a range of national and international collaborators in the areas of data science and big data, in developing and transitioning countries.

Duties of the Role

The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to start on 1st December 2017 or soon thereafter to support the Institute’s work in analytics, data science and Big Data.

This post is fixed term as a Postdoctoral 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 in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the end of the Fellowship.

During the period of the Fellowship the post holder 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.

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidates will have an excellent publications record and will be able to demonstrate evidence of potential to develop an internationally leading profile in the field. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Engineering or related discipline or should be close to the completion of a PhD (writing up or under examination).

At the University of Essex internationalism 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 and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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Closing date for applications: 8 January 2018.

Interview date: beginning/ mid-January 2018.

Salary: £32,548 – £38,832 per annum.

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