Research Assistant/Associate in Machine Learning

University of Cambridge Department of Engineering

We are seeking two highly creative and motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistants/Associates to join the Machine Learning Group in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. All positions will involve research in collaboration with Zoubin Ghahramani, Carl Rasmussen, Richard Turner, Hong Ge and other members of the group (

The goal of the programme is to develop novel theoretical foundations and practical algorithms for machine learning that will enable 1) towards human-like learning from less labelled data, and 2) robust decision-making and control in uncertain environments. These new methods will be tested on a range of tasks drawn from computer vision, natural language process and reinforcement learning etc.

Key responsibilities include working on deep learning, probabilistic modelling, approximate inference, reinforcement learning, computational neuroscience, sparsity in neural networks, computer vision, Bayesian optimisation, Markov-chain Monte Carlo, deep learning for structured data (including graph neural networks), deep learning for combinatorial optimisation, few-shot learning etc.

Additional responsibilities include working on developing research objectives and proposals; presentations and publications; assisting with project management; assisting with teaching and supervision; liaising and networking with colleagues and students; planning and organising research resources and workshops.

The successful applicants will have (or be near completing) a PhD in computer science, information engineering, statistics or a related area. They will have extensive research experience and a strong publication record in machine learning, ideally including papers in top machine learning conferences such as NIPS, UAI, ICML, and AISTATS.

Interviews are expected to take place remotely in January 2021. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that referees submit their letters before such date.

Salary Ranges: Research AsssistantAssistant: £26,715 - £30,942 Research Associate: £30,942 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Mrs Catherine Munn, email:

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