Research Fellow in Applied Software Engineering (KTP Associate)

Department of Computer Science

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874677
  • Closes: 16th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking one Research Fellow in Applied Software Engineering (KTP Associate) for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, hosted by the UCL Department of Computer Science and the external company partner Turing Intelligence Technology Limited.

The Research Fellow in Applied Software Engineering (KTP Associate) will be responsible for carrying out research in software engineering and machine learning, and for integrating solutions within the existing Turing Intelligence Technology systems.

This post has funding available for 27 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive expertise in software engineering, computational search and machine learning with a strong interest in the application area.

We will expect you to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for key components of the research. You should also be comfortable working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. A PhD is desirable; without PhD an MSc with at least two years professional work experience is essential.

You should also have research experience in software engineering and/or computational search and machine learning techniques, strong programming skills, and a publication track record in relevant, peer-reviewed venues. We strongly favour quality over quantity in publications.

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Federica Sarro (

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Closing Date

16 Mar 2021

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