About the fellowship
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
We are seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer to join the Machine Learning Research Group and the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (central Oxford) at the University of Oxford. The post is fixed-term for 5 years.
The Machine Learning Research group unites pioneering work on foundational machine learning topics with the application of that work to problem domains motivated by societal and scientific challenges. The group develops systems that can extract knowledge and provide decision making for data at a scale beyond the human, while realising the benefits of subtle human judgement and creativity. The Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) is a research centre in quantitative finance which has a focus on data driven science. The aim is to foster a stimulating environment composed of researchers focused on machine learning techniques, whereby machine learning and data analytics expertise can be shared and leveraged. The post is part of a collaborative project with Man AHL.
As a Departmental Lecturer, you will be a faculty member and will help deliver existing research in financial applications of machine learning as well as developing your own research team. You will plan and manage research projects to grow your own research activity. You will present papers and write research articles as well as undertaking advanced academic study. You will lecture and conduct practical classes as well as supporting specific areas of the syllabus.
You must have a doctorate in a relevant subject as well as post qualification research experience. A strong publication record, ability to lead and strong communication skills are also essential. A commitment to the academic mission through research, leadership and teaching as well as self-motivation and proven experience in machine learning is required.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Roberts, Director of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (email@example.com).
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 9 February 2017 can be considered.
The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
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