[PlanetKR] Job opportunity at Oxford in Safe and Secure AI (ELSA EU network)

Wojtek Jamroga wjamroga at in.tu-clausthal.de
Fri Dec 16 10:37:36 UTC 2022

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*Research Associate on project ELSA*

*Full time/Fixed term contract until 31st of August 2025**
**Grade 7: £34,308 - £42,155 p.a. *with the potential to under-fill at 
Grade 6 with salaries in the range of £30,502 - £36,386 p.a.


We are looking for an outstanding candidate for this research on robust 
and certifiable machine learning under the supervision of Professor 
Marta Kwiatkowska.

You will be working with the "European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI" 
(ELSA) project (https://cispa.de/en/elsa), a virtual centre of 
excellence aiming to promote the development and deployment of 
cutting-edge AI solutions for security and safety. ELSA networks 
excellent researchers from 26 top research institutions and companies in 
Europe and is coordinated by the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information 
Security in Saarbrücken.

Under the supervision of Professor Marta Kwiatkowska, you will develop 
techniques and software for designing robust and certifiable machine 
learning models, with the goal of developing novel solutions that enable 
scaling to more complex properties and neural networks. You will have 
responsibility for: carrying out research as outlined above, including 
software tool development; collaborating with ELSA consortium members 
and other members of her team if appropriate; and assisting with 
management of the project and project reporting, as required. The post 
holder will also have an opportunity to engage in teaching, and to 
provide guidance to junior members of the research group, including PhD 
and MSc students.

You should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in computer science or 
related discipline and a proven track record of publications and 
software development in machine learning and neural networks, 
adversarial robustness and/or formal verification. You will lead on the 
research aspects of the project, exploring and defining the best way to 
approach the project goals. We would expect to find a range of 
publishable research outcomes to arise from this.

Applicants will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting 
out how you meet the selection criteria.

*The closing date for applications is noon on 16th of January 2023. 
Interviews are expected to be held in January.*

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage and Mindful Employer, 
holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR excellence in Research and Race 
Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly 
promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively 
encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number 
of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible 
working and support for staff returning from periods of extended 
absence, for example shared parental leave.

For further details and to apply please visit:


Professor Marta Kwiatkowska FRS
Associate Head of MPLS Division
Fellow of Trinity College
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3QD

Tel: +44 (0)1865 283509
Email:Marta.Kwiatkowska at cs.ox.ac.uk

Project Office and PA: Karla-Maria Perez Blanco
Email:karla.perez at cs.ox.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)1865 283581

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