Research Fellow, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence - #971957


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Belfast
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day

Application closing date: 19/02/2024

Salary: £37,841 - £40,134 per annum

Job category/type: Research

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to perform research in the area of AI-enabled cybersecurity, called Cyber-AI.    

The role will involve gaining deep understanding of a cybersecurity problem of relevance to a partner company and, using both proprietary and public cybersecurity datasets, design, implement, train and test machine learning and reasoning models that solve the problem. A key requirement is to design novel deep learning and reasoning architectures, reflecting understanding of the unique structure of cybersecurity datasets and assisting engineering staff to take the machine learning model or reasoning into production.   

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in engineering or physical sciences area.

  • High quality research experience in machine learning/AI or cybersecurity, or both, as evidenced by a strong track record of publications in leading journals and conferences in relevant areas.

  • Demonstrable software or hardware programming skills.         

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below. 

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 25 months. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.  

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.          

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.        

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:; and

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