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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: Digital Environment Research Institute
Salary: £40,223 - £49,785 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: 1041
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 30 January 2024
Closing date: 25 February 2024

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About the Role

We are looking for up to two highly motivated post-doctoral research associates (PDRA) to join the research group of Professor Cédric John. You will be key member(s) of the John Lab at DERI, contributing to our development and the success of our mission, and we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic at the idea of helping to build a new research platform for data science for the environment and sustainability.

Each role will be funded for 24 months in the first instance, with an expected start date of April 2024. Appointment at Grade 5 will be made based on level of experience in relation to the duties and expectations of the role and person specification.


About You

You will have a PhD and track record in either computer science with specialisation in data science, machine learning or deep learning, or in Earth/Environmental Science with experience in applied data science, machine learning or deep learning. You also will have a good track record of publishing your research in the peer-reviewed literature, and where relevant, of writing or helping to write research grants.


About the Institute

The role will be based in the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI). DERI is Queen Mary’s flagship University Research Institute dedicated to ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research in digital and data science, including artificial intelligence (AI). DERI offers an outstanding research environment including a dedicated physical space along with recently purchased high performance computing infrastructure to enable scientific breakthroughs. Further, DERI leads the university’s participation in The Alan Turing Institute, the UK national institute for data science and AI.


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, access to a generous 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 are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.



Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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