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Post Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA)

Bournemouth University - Department of Computing & Informatics

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £32,982 to £38,205 per annum (pro rata) with further progression opportunities to £41,732
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: FST591

Duration: 20 Months

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge, and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

The Department of Computing & Informatics is seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Research Assistant who will be affiliated with its Data Science & Intelligent Systems group. The group is very dynamic, ambitious, well networked and delivers state-of-the-art research in a range of machine learning and data science topics, publishing research results in prestigious venues. 

The researcher will join the EU-funded ARTEMIS project, under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Prof Hamid Bouchachia, working towards the development of machine learning and data mining, and AI methods with application in the medical field. The position will be suitable for any profile in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics or from other science disciplines with knowledge in machine learning and AI (specifically federated learning, data fusion and clustering) and basic knowledge of computer systems. 

The successful candidate will need to be a PhD holder in one of the listed areas and will investigate and develop federated learning methods for both scalable and privacy-guaranteed clustering and classification. The focus is mostly on longitudinal multimodal data (involving imaging, clinical, biology and multi-omics data), where representation learning and data fusion are of key importance. The exact boundary of the research work will cover any of the listed aspects in a way to contribute to the delivery of the project by conducting relevant research leading to publishable outputs. 

The role of the Post-Doctoral Researcher is to contribute to the delivery of the project in terms of planning, designing, and conducting research leading to published outputs and exploitable results. 

The researcher will have access to funding for international travel, e.g., for attending conferences, attending the consortium meetings, and research dissemination, while working in a supportive, collaborative, inclusive and non-discriminating working environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

This post is available on full time fixed term basis for 20 months from March 2024. 

For further information about the position, please contact Prof Hamid Bouchachia at abouchachia@bournemouth.ac.uk 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please email the HR Services Team at hrvacancies@bournemouth.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference (FST). Please append to your application form 1 to 2-page motivation letter to describe how your profile covers the targeted areas of the project (indicated earlier) followed by a CV (including publication list). 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

Closing Date: 06/03/2024 midnight 

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