Research Fellow

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 22 May 2024

Vision, Learning and Control


Highfield Campus


£34,980 to £37,099 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (6 months)

Closing Date:  

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Applications are invited for a Research fellow as have funding for a 6 month post for a post doc/research software engineer to work on EPSRC grant EP/W030756/2: “aeon: a toolkit for machine learning with time series”. aeon is an easy-to-use, scikit-learn compatible toolkit for a range of machine learning tasks, including classification, forecasting and clustering. Your responsibilities will be to help maintain and develop the toolkit, and to focus on helping develop aeon as a tool to enhance scientific workflows. You will work with project partners to help develop one or both of our case studies: Exploration of magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography (M/EEG) data and exploratory analysis of data from healthcare technologies. No prior experience is expected in these research fields. We are looking for someone with a strong background in research based programming in Python, experience of machine learning with scikit-learn and the ability to work collaboratively. This position is ideal for someone who has recently or is about to finish their PhD and is interested in a career in research of research software engineering.  

The post will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( ). Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

Electronics and Computer Science provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach.

ECS holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees a childcare vouchers scheme.

ECS provides a unique, friendly and supportive environment. We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. To find out more about working at ECS, visit:

University of Southampton holds a Silver Athena Swan Award. It has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees can participate in a childcare vouchers scheme. There is a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; generous holiday entitlement; subsidised health and fitness facilities; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Further details:

Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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