Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £37,474 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy
This full time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 30
September 2024. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some
time on campus and some from home.
Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in
carrying out fundamental research within the Data Centric Engineering Group at
Exeter and the Alan Turing Institute under Professor Tim Dodwell. The post
will include, in addition to their research, supervision of PhD students, and
opportunities to collaborate with industrial partners and international
leading research groups.
The successful applicant will carry out fundamental research to support
Professor Tim Dodwell's 5 year Turing AI Fellowship in Data Centric
Engineering. We welcome applications from a broad range of interdisciplinary
backgrounds including statistics, machine learning, applied mathematics and/or
engineering. In particular, applicants with experience in model order
reduction, MCMC methods, Bayesian Neural Networks, Uncertainty Quantification
or high-performance scientific computing / modelling are encouraged.
The position will develop new mathematical methods which underpin the
development of “Digital Twins” of complex engineering systems, which require
the close synergy of high fidelity mathematical simulations and real-time
data. The fellow will have the opportunity to work on various real-world
applications which might include design of aerospace structures, structural
health monitoring of 3D printed bridges, energy modelling of buildings and air
be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals;
identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of
securing funds, and make presentations at conferences and other events;
possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related
field of study;
be a nationally recognised authority in data science, AI or applied
mathematics and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline
to develop research programmes and methodologies;
be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as
team leader as required.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and
our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell
Group university (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
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 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), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental
leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full
pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful
South West of England
Please contact Professor Tim Dodwell, email email@example.com.