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Research Associate on project FAIR

Posted: 26th April 2024

Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford

Research Associate on project FAIR: Framework for responsible adoption of artificial intelligence in the financial services industry

Full Time and Fixed term contract to start as soon as possible until 30th November 2026

Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 p.a. with the potential to under-fill at Grade 6 with salaries in the range of £32,332 - £38,205 p.a.

We are looking for a motivated Research Associate to play a key role in Project FAIR, a collaboration between Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Warwick, University College London and The Alan Turing Institute. You will be a member of the collaborative project team working at the cutting edge of Computer Science. Reporting directly to Professor Marta Kwiatkowska, you will be contributing to the development of artificial intelligence frameworks, models and algorithms to ensure robustness in financial systems. Based within an internationally leading research group, you will benefit from working in Oxford University’s acclaimed Computer Science Department, located in the heart of Oxford’s Scientific Keble Triangle.

You will carry out research on robustness verification in AI. This may involve adversarial and/or distributional robustness; probabilistic/statistical verification and certification; (multi-agent) reinforcement learning and stochastic control; Bayesian methods and probabilistic circuits. Suitably qualified candidates will have an opportunity to lead software tool implementation.

You will be expected to write research articles for leading conferences and journals, complete clear task objectives, organise your workload, and proactively contribute towards the project’s objectives.

You should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in computer science, mathematics or related discipline, possess sufficient specialist knowledge across some/all areas of: probabilistic verification and synthesis, statistical inference, Bayesian methods, neural network certification, constraint solving and optimisation. Experience of software development I relevant areas is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 22nd May 2024. Interviews are expected to be held in early June.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR excellence in Research and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, for example , as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

Demonstrating a commitment to provide equality of opportunity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic applicants who are currently under-represented within the Computer Science Department. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

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