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
Job Description P84107.pdf
Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy
We have two full-time posts available immediately on a fixed term basis until
March 2025 in the Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX).
These positions could be based in our INDEX offices in London, or in Exeter on
our Streatham campus with the opportunity for hybrid working.
Summary of the roles
The Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC) is looking for two Postdoctoral
Research Fellows to join a series of projects focused on advancing best
practices in data-driven decision making from the application of data science
research and artificial intelligence (AI) within the defence sector.
These roles will investigate accelerators and barriers to moving a large
established community toward adoption of advanced digital technologies.
Digital technology advances have created alternative ways to reassess the
speed of decision making using a variety of data sources, enabled agile
approaches to value assessment, and opened up new business model alternatives
for ensuring value for money, adaptability, and improved accountability in
defence spending. However, all technology advances have intended and
unintended consequences for those interacting with it.
The resulting socio-technical issues that arise, from organisational change to
Ethical implications, require careful investigation. We are looking for two
Postdoctoral Research Fellows to focus on understanding how these factors will
affect the characteristics of any technological solution and its likelihood
that it will achieve its objectives.
The successful applicant will 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
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience
in a related field of study such as data science, artificial intelligence and
digital transformation and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the
discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful
applicant will also 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 by clicking on the attachment.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
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
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 new Fertility Treatment
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
2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a
Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
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. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 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.
For further information please contact Prof Alan Brown, e-mail