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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL23896

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: RA: £31,613-£33,324 and PDRA: £34,220-£40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23896
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26-Jul-2021
Closing date: 25-Oct-2021

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About the Role

The successful candidate will be a member of the research team on IRIS (Interface Reasoning for Interacting Systems), an EPSRC programme grant with partners including University College London, Imperial College, Amazon, and Facebook. They will work on the Abstraction Theme, helping to develop the mathematical technologies linking work being carried out in the other themes.  

About You

To apply, you should have substantial knowledge of Logic and Programming Semantics and a good understanding of the research processes and summarising findings.  Familiarity with categorical techniques would be an advantage. Postdoctoral Research Assistant applicants must also have a PhD in Computer Science or a related topic.     

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London and is available for an immediate start. It is a full-time post, fixed term appointment for 30 months or until 31 Dec 2023 (whichever is shorter). For an appointment as a Research Assistant the annual starting salary will be in the range of £31,613 - £33,324; for a Postdoctoral Assistant it will be £34,220 to £40,194.  Salaries are inclusive of London allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave. Applications for part time work or job sharing will also be considered.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Edmund Robinson at  Details about the School can be found at

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages; certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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