DeepMind Academic Fellow in Machine Learning

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DeepMind Academic Fellow in Machine Learning

Applications are invited for a new prestigious DeepMind Academic Fellow in Machine Learning at Queen Mary University of London. Following a recent donation to the University from DeepMind, this three-year Fellowship is created to provide an opportunity for an excellent early career researcher in the fields of Computer Science and/or Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence to further their research and prepare for a full academic role within a supportive environment. The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in a relevant field (or expect to have completed by this September) and have clear and ambitious plans for their future research, alongside the enthusiasm to act as a role model for Black researchers of the future. We particularly encourage applications from those who are in under-represented groups, and particularly those who identify as Black, as Black staff are under-represented at this level within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary. We welcome applications from both UK-based and international candidates.

The Fellowship will be research-focused and the successful candidate will be allocated a research studentship to support outputs. However, as part of developing a balanced academic career which values the nurturing of new talents and generations, the DeepMind Fellow will be given time and support to be a role model and ambassador for Computer Science to encourage future generations in Computer Science, especially emerging talent from Black backgrounds that are currently particularly under-represented in this field. The Fellow will also be provided with, up to a day’s teaching and education activities during the term time and will have the opportunity to work towards completion of a teaching qualification, to further enhance their skills and experience for a successful academic career.

DeepMind has partnered with three UK universities to launch the Academic Fellowship program. Similar opportunities are also available at the University of Cambridge and University College London.

About the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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). We offer a welcoming and supportive environment with world class facilities.

About Queen Mary

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

We 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 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 permanent appointment with an expected start date in late 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5-6, in the range of £42,433 – £52,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. The Equality Act 2010 includes provisions for organisations to use ‘positive action’ measures when taking recruitment decisions, in order to address the under-representation of a protected characteristic (e.g. gender, ethnicity) in particular disciplines/roles/grades. Queen Mary has identified an under-representation of individuals who identify as Black within the discipline of Computer Science. Candidates who identify as Black will have the opportunity to declare this as part of their application, should they wish, so that it can be taken into account when making shortlisting decisions between candidates of equal merit.


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

The closing date for applications is 31 July 2021. Interviews are expected to be held online on Thursday 9 September 2021. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.


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