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Research Fellow in Computer Science

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,817 to £35,845
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/08/2020)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Reference:  1200919FP

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 technologies, with a particular focus on provenance capture and usage.

Your responsibilities include research into modelling probable provenance and improving understanding of where provenance capture points should be located via machine learning. 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 will have a PhD*or equivalent professional qualification and experience in computer science, software engineering with an emphasis on machine learning technologies.  As you will report to the project group at regular meetings, and will also be responsible for preparation of publications and presentations at conferences and project meetings it is essential you are able to demonstrate hands-on experience of modern data management tools, data processing techniques, and software engineering.

We welcome enquiries throughout the recruitment process, please contact Dr Adriane Chapman, email:

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).  In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we are applying for an Athena SWAN Bronze award in November 2019.  ECS gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1200919FP on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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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