Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter
April 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,982
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £32,982 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Two full-time posts are available immediately on a fixed term basis for 12 months in the Faculty.

The post

The Faculty wishes to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Zeyu Fu. The researchers will be based at the Department of Computer Science, part of the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and will be associated to the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Exeter.

We are seeking highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researchers to join our team to work on multimodal AI for video understanding. The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting cutting-edge research in machine learning, multimodal data analysis, and video understanding applied to social media data.


  • Conducting research on the development and application of machine learning algorithms and computer vision techniques to large-scale multimodal datasets from social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with research team members to design and implement data-driven studies to analyse data on social media platforms such as Tiktok.
  • Collect and analyse large datasets using statistical and computational techniques, and communicate findings effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Publishing high-quality research articles in top-tier journals and conferences, and presenting research findings at national and international conferences.
  • The successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art computing resources, a supportive and inclusive research environment, and opportunities for professional development and advancement.

    If you are passionate about multi-modal data analysis, machine learning, and video understanding, and are interested in working on cutting-edge research projects, we encourage you to apply.

    About you

    The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

    Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

    Essential requirements:

  • An excellent track record of publishing/presenting papers in top-tier conferences or journals in the related areas (e.g., computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing or speech analysis).
  • Excellent mathematical and programming skills Python, C, Matlab, or other relevant programming languages with experience deep learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch and TensorFlow)
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and collaboration skills, with a proven ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent

    of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    Further information

    For further information please contact Dr Zeyu Fu, e-mail: [email protected]. The closing date for completed applications is 4 April 2024.

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