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Research Fellow (Machine Learning - Data-Driven Recycling of Plastics) (106621-1122)

University of Warwick - WMG

Location: Coventry
Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 8th December 2022
Job Ref: 1889172

Fixed Term Contract (Ending 31/03/2024), 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

The Visualisation Group at WMG are looking for a talented and highly motivated researcher to further our research on the development of machine learning methods on the development of sustainable polymer/composite manufacturing solutions in collaboration with the WMG National Polymer Processing Centre and selected industry partners.

You will contribute to a developing project portfolio in applying AI solutions to engineering and computing problems. In particular, in the area of sustainable and circular plastics, driving a step-change in capability within the UK supply chain by addressing long-term sustainability and circularity issues at the materials, manufacturing, design and end-of-life level. Highly-sustainable materials and process solutions are currently being developed at WMG’s new Materials Engineering Centre using dedicated industry-leading facilities for polymers, composites and hybrid structures.

You will have a PhD in computer science or a related field. Particularly, candidates should have experience in the following areas:

  • A solid foundation in deep learning methods including the computing and statistical principles that found it.
  • Experience of working with pyTorch (or similar) for solving real-world problems or advancing machine learning solutions.
  • The ability to process and handle data collected from diverse sensors.
  • A publication records that demonstrates the above.

Experience in machine learning projects in a collaborative R&D environment (particularly in collaboration with industry) would be advantageous. This exciting role will involve close collaboration with other academics and industrial partners and there will be opportunities for training and career development.

We will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).

Interview Date - TBC

Closing Date - 8 December 2022

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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