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Research Associate

Cardiff University - Cardiff University School of Computer Science & Informatics

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: 8964BR

Applications are invited for a Research Associate post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 5 months starting 1 December, ending 30 April 2020 at the latest. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used to support commonsense reasoning for natural language processing applications. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience. 

Cardiff University has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The School delivers a stimulating portfolio of BSc and MSc degrees and offers research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications. For more information on the School please visit our website:

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible.

We particularly welcome applications from women, who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field.

For an informal discussion of the role the please contact Steven Schockaert by email at
For an informal discussion about flexible working and work-life balance please contact Pamela Munn by email at

This post is full-time and fixed term for 5 months, ending 30 April 2020 at the latest.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience within the Grade 6 scale, currently £33,199 - £39,609 per annum.

Closing date: Sunday, 22 September 2019

Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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