Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Science & Engineering
QM London
Fixed Term
30 months
Full Time


£36,572 - £37,182 per annum (Research Assistant) or £40,223 - £44,722 per annum (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
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About the Role

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science seeks to recruit a Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Intelligent Decision Making and Autonomous System Management, to work on decision-making systems in electromagnetic warfare. This is a collaborative project between the Machine Intelligence and Decision Systems (MInDS) group led by Dr Anthony Constantinou, and the Antennas & Electromagnetics group led by Prof Akram Alomainy. The project is funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) through the Electromagnetic Environment (EME) Hub.

About You

Applicants at the RA level must have a MSc in Computer Science or related field. Applicants at the PDRA level must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field. Expertise in intelligent decision-making under uncertainty is essential, relevant areas include influence diagrams, causal Bayesian networks, causal discovery/machine learning, Markov decision processes, decision theory, simulation Applicants are expected to broaden their knowledge in autonomous electromagnetic defence systems to evaluate the effectiveness.

About the School of EECS

Our researchers work with the arts and sciences collaborating with psychologists, biologists, musicians and actors, mathematicians, medical researchers, dentists and lawyers. As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are equal first in the UK for the impact of our Computer Science research, and second in the country for our Electronic Engineering research output (REF 2021).

About Queen Mary

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we embrace diversity of thought in everything we do. We believe 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 for part-time/fixed-term), 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 full-time, fixed term appointment for 30 months or until 31 December 2026, whichever is sooner. With an expected start date of July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of of £36,572 - £37,182 for a RA and £40,223 - £44,722 for PDRA per annum, 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.

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.


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