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Senior / Principal Research Fellow

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £64,145
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/05/2023)
Closing Date:  Monday 02 November 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1281820DA-R

 Our Rolls-Royce sponsored University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering is seeking to strengthen its team in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence by the appointment of a new Senior Research Fellow. The work will involve the application of the latest technologies to the problems of advanced gas turbine design in close collaboration with staff at Rolls-Royce.  

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Engineering or a relevant discipline and a background in machine learning and the development of advanced computational systems. Experience with convolution neural networks, geometrical deep learning or generative adversarial networks would be an advantage. The ability to communicate with a wide audience is also essential as we work closely with our industrial partners at Rolls-Royce. 

The position will be offered on a full-time basis until 31/05/2023.

There is one position available, with the successful candidate to be appointed as either a Senior Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow depending on qualifications and experience. Two Job Descriptions are attached, one is for the Senior Research Fellow and the other will be for a Principal Research Fellow.

Please state in your application whether you are applying for the Senior Research Fellow or Principal Research Fellow position. 

Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Prof. Andy Keane (ajk@soton.ac.uk). Examples of our work can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/groups/CED/posters.page

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give 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*, 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.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1281820DA-R on all correspondence.


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