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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Essex - CSEE

Location: Colchester, Hybrid/On-site
Salary: £37,099 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: REQ08269
 

Department
The University of Essex is one of the top research-intensive universities in the UK. The School of CSEE is top-rated and has a long-standing tradition of research into Communications and Networks (COMNET). It was one of the first UK universities to actively research into these areas, back in the Department of Electronic System Engineering (ESE). In the recent Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF’2021), CSEE ranks the 6th in the UK for our research power and the 9th for our research impact (by Grade Point Average).

Duties of the Role
You will be appointed as a Senior Research Officer (equivalent to a Postdoctoral Research Fellow) at Essex and will work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Yunfei Long (email: yl20051@essex.ac.uk), to ensure the successful delivery of the 18-month project titled "Improving Multimodality Misinformation Detection with Affective Analysis," funded by the Alan Turing Institute, UK. The postdoctoral researcher should possess rich experience in the design, analysis, and evaluation of misinformation detection systems with a multimodality input model, coupled with emotion analysis.

Experience in the following research topics will be a significant advantage: metaphor prediction, cyberbullying/hate speech detection, explainable AI, and large language modelling. The postdoctoral researcher is required to attend regular research meetings and publish/present the research outputs in high-quality journals and flagship conferences. The researcher is expected to actively engage with the research community and industrial partners to maximize the project's impact. This is a research- focused position, and no teaching duties are associated with this post.

Skills and qualifications required

  • A relevant doctoral level degree in NLP/Multi-modality or equivalent professional experience.
  • The ability and willingness to complement and enhance the research project/department/school’s education and research strengths and areas of planned development.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

A full list of duties can be found within the job pack.

Please note, the successful candidate will be appointed to the post of Senior Research Officer.

As part of the process and to be successful you will be required to demonstrate how you your research has been impactful within and beyond the academic sphere, recognising the importance of this and the effect it will have on the University.

The University of Essex is a campus-based university and all academic appointments are made with the expectation that you will be present on campus to fulfil the requirements of your position. At the time of a job offer, the possibility of hybrid working, will be discussed and considered on an individual basis, but you will be required to be based within the UK.

Please use the 'Apply' button 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.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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