Postdoctoral Researcher in AI

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Salford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024


Are you an AI expert with a passion for fairness? Do you dream of revolutionizing the insurance industry? Here's your chance! This exciting Postdoctoral Researcher in AI (9 months FTC) opportunity puts you at the heart of a cutting-edge project developing a large language model (LLM) specifically for insurance. Working alongside a highly skilled team, you'll ensure ethical development and deployment of this innovative solution. This project, funded by Innovate UK's Smart Grant program, has a bold vision: ELI (Expert Legal Intelligence) will transform how motor insurance claims are handled. Imagine slashing fraud detection costs, dramatically improving accuracy, and delivering fairer insurance premiums for everyone!

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you'll be a key player in this mission. We're looking for someone with aA Degree or Masters in AI, Data Science, or Computer Science, And expertise in AI Fairness, NLP techniques, and LLM architectures. Your strong understanding of AI ethics, particularly fairness and bias mitigation, is crucial. Beyond the lab, we encourage you to share your findings with both academics and the public.

The School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) is a centre of discovery and innovation. With a broad portfolio across computer sciences, engineering, built environment and human and natural sciences, we are one of the largest schools within the University, home to over 6000 students and over 370 colleagues.

Our Research and Innovation Centres work together to collaborate around the world’s greatest challenges including Net Zero, Climate Change and Resilience, Healthy Living and Industry. Our focus is on translating our pioneering research into real-world impact for people and industry and our research is recognised as world leading.

With the largest group of research centres at the University, plus world-class test facilities such as Energy House 2.0, North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC), and the Acoustics Research Centre, we are at the forefront of pioneering discovery, nurturing the next generation of industry leaders.

All our people are important to us, and we have services dedicated to your mental and physical wellbeing from an Employee Assistance Programme to discounted gym membership. All of this on either our Peel Park campus or our MediaCityUK campus, at the heart of a world-renowned digital and media hub.

We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives.

Application closing date is 09/06.

Job interviews will be W/C 24/06.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional holiday days (you may wish to add specific days)
  • Flexible working – we support a culture of flexible and agile working to help you find the right balance.
  • Wellbeing support – all our people are important to us and we have services and facilities dedicated to your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling, to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.

At the University of Salford, you’ll join a place to be inspired, connect, and thrive.



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