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Research Fellow - Computer Science

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,817 to £35,845 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/08/2020)
Closing Date:  Thursday 26 September 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1152619FP-R-R

We are looking for a researcher to work in an EPSRC funded project, running until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

The role is based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, and working with Roke Manor, the Software Sustainability Institute and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  You will be responsible for delivering research as part of an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Adriane Chapman. The wider team will also include staff from our partner organisations. The role is at the interface of provenance and machine learning and/or stream processing technologies, with a particular focus on provenance capture and usage.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to research into modelling probable provenance, abduction and reverse engineering techniques.The projects also involves developing ways to use this information, and quantify its effectiveness, write project reports, and produce refereed publications and present research findings to the community and (if appropriate) the public.

You should have a PhD* in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications and work experience.  You will be expected to report to the project group at regular meetings, and will also be responsible for preparation of publications and presentations at conferences and project meetings.  Essential skills include hands-on experience of modern data management tools, data processing techniques, and software engineering.

For further information please contact Dr Adriane Chapman, email:

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1152619FP-R-R on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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