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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £40,223 - £42,405 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 946
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 29 January 2024
Closing date: 26 February 2024

Further details and apply


About the Role

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join a NERC project led by Dr Athen Ma. The role is to examine impacts of climate change on sub-structures in ecological networks. The successful candidate will also be working with Dr Kratina and Prof Latora at QMUL and Dr O’Gorman at the University of Essex.


About You

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. Expertise in network science and complex systems, as well as experience of profiling structures in large-scales systems is essential for this role. Good knowledge of dynamics modelling in complex systems and general interest in ecology is desirable.


About the School of EECS

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 ourselves 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

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we embrace diversity of thought in everything we do. We believe 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.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 30 months, with an expected start date in March 2024, or as soon as thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £40,223 - £42,405 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


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 people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups and women in all stages of life including pregnancy and maternity leave as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Applications for part time work or job sharing will also be considered.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Athen Ma at . Details about the School can be found at


Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totalling 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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