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Research Fellow in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

University College London - UCL Department of Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2019
Closes: 25th July 2019
Job Ref: 1795594

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Information Security Research Group at UCL’s Computer Science Department invites applications for a post as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning.

We seek candidates with expertise and experience in both machine learning and information security. We expect the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to lead cutting-edge research in this area, and more specifically, produce and present academic publications in top-tier conferences/journals, liaise with academic and industrial partners, and work with other researchers in the field.

UCL is one of the top-rated research institutions in the world, and currently the top recipient of Horizon 2020 funding in Europe. As of 2018, 30 Nobel Laureates and 3 Fields Medalists were UCL affiliates. UCL’s Computer Science Department is recognized as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation, UCL was ranked first in the UK for Computer Science: 61% of its research submission are rated as world-leading and 96% as internationally excellent. For more information about our group, please visit

This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science (or a closely related field) or be about to obtain one. They will be evaluated chiefly on the significance and novelty of their research to date, and their promise for leading research at the intersection of privacy and machine learning, and their ability to work in teams.

Our group is a highly collaborative environment, and we seek future colleagues who enjoy working collaboratively within the group, the department, and UCL overall. Candidates should further be committed to public communication, and to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity, including working harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis'.

UCL vacancy reference: 1795594

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro (

Closting date: 31 May 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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