Research Fellow in Materials Modelling and Machine Learning

Institute for Materials Discovery

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874479
  • Closes: 19th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Professor Kwang-Leong Choy at the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery. This is an exciting project that aims to discover, and design technologically important novel materials with desired properties and functionality, together with the selection of manufacturing processes and optimization of processing parameters for the next generation of low cost, eco-friendly and high performance functional materials and devices at the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery.

The post holder will perform innovative and cutting edge research to develop material models and novel artificial intelligence computing tools to perform materials modelling, data mining, machine and deep learning of the complex relationships of materials-structure-processing-properties for the discovery of new nanostructured materials, renewable energy materials and electronic devices to increase industrial innovation. The findings will be validated experimentally.

The project involves strong national and international academic and industrial collaboration. In addition to the duties outlined above, the post holder will be required to actively involve in materials translational activities, implementation of all knowledge based services, including repositories of models, education and collaboration, and development of online translation, present results and reports at progress meetings, prepare papers for publication and contribute to research project supervision.

Duration of the appointment is funded for one year in the first instance.

Key Requirements

PhD or equivalent in Materials Science/Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and/or a broad range of relevant backgrounds in Science / Engineering degree. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in new materials development, materials simulation, machine learning and data mining in Materials Science.

The project also requires a highly practical candidate with keen interest in materials processing and characterisation as well as device fabrication.

Further Details

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

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Prof. Kwang-Leong Choy:

Please send any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process to Ms Jo Donkin:, as we wish to encourage online applications.

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Closing Date

19 Mar 2021

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