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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Part Time) **Internal Only** - QMUL23514

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £34,220 - £38,084 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23514
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19-Nov-2020
Closing date: 03-Dec-2020

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About the Role

The purpose of the role is to undertake research investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of investigator Dr Andrew McPherson in order to realise the objectives of the EPSRC research grant Design for Virtuosity: Modelling and Supporting Expertise in Digital Musical Interaction (EP/N005112/1).

About You

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related field. You should have a strong publication record and practical experience in the area of Accessible Digital Musical Instrument design.  General knowledge of physical fabrication technique would be an advantage.

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.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

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 (pro-rata), a season ticket loan scheme 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. It is a part time (17.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 6 months, with an expected start date of 01 January 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, £34,220 - £38,084 per annum (pro rata), 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Andrew McPherson 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.

The closing date for applications is 3 December 2020.  Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 7 December 2020.

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