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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £36,572 - £37,182 per annum (RA) or £40,223 - £44,722 per annum (PDRA) (Grade 4)
Reference: 1077
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 29 January 2024
Closing date: 26 February 2024

Further details and apply


About the Role

The School of EECS at Queen Mary University of London seeks to appoint a Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the project “Music Performance Assessment and Feedback”. The responsibilities of the role are to investigate, evaluate and implement machine learning and/or signal processing technologies for audio analysis and music performance modelling; lead and co-author publications; and collaborate with project partners.

About You

Applicants must hold a degree (PhD for post-doctoral level) in Computer Science / Electronic Engineering, or a related field. It is essential for candidates to have experience with deep learning methods, specifically music information retrieval, audio processing or a related discipline and strong programming skills in Python. Candidates will have a demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as experience with conducting research, understanding the research process and summarising findings. 

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary school, our researchers work with the arts and sciences collaborating with psychologists, biologists, musicians and actors, mathematicians, medical researchers, dentists and lawyers. As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride our-selves on our world-class projects. We are equal first in the UK for the impact of our Computer Science research, and second in the country for our Electronic Engineering research output (REF 2021).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages; certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

Further details and apply

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