Research Fellow in Machine Learning Ref 20680

School/department:  School of Engineering and Informatics/Department of Informatics
Hours: Full-time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton Uk
Contract: Fixed Term. The position is provided for one year. Extensions are possible.
Reference: 20680
Salary: starting at £44,414 to £52,841 per annum pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 13 June 2023
Closing date: 31 July 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: To be confirmed.

Job description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Machine Learning at the Predictive Analytics Lab ( in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex. The duration of the position is originally for one year with the possibility of an extension. The position is part of the ERC funded project “Bayesian Models and Algorithms for Fairness and Transparency” (BayesianGDPR– led by Professor Novi Quadrianto.

It involves the development of novel inference and computational methods towards the realisation of fair and transparent machine learning systems in static and dynamic settings. In particular, the project will focus on Bayesian methods and their “deep” extension. The successful candidate will develop and apply a range of techniques in variational inference, generative models, and reinforcement learning.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in machine learning along with a good publication record in leading machine learning conferences (e.g. NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR). The salary offered will be appropriate to the qualifications, standing and experience of the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Professor Novi Quadrianto (

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. 

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download Job description and Further specification Ref 20680 [PDF 177.44KB]

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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