Senior Research Officer Position at the University of Essex


ELOQUENCE Job opportunity

If you are an experienced researcher specializing in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Speech Processing, or Machine Learning we have great news for you. Our partner, The University of Essex invites applications for the role of Senior Research Officer in Artificial Intelligence work on the EU/UKRI funded project ELOQUENCE (Multilingual and Cross-cultural interactions for context-aware, and bias-controlled dialogue systems for safety-critical applications).

Job Overview: 

Location: Colchester, with Hybrid/On-site options
Salary: £37,099 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Reference: REQ08339

Your responsibilities

will cover a wide range of tasks, including (but not limited to):

  • Developing multi-modal foundation models to integrate text, speech, and vision.
  • Conducting research in multi-lingual text and speech processing.
  • Exploring techniques for factual retrieval-augmented generation.
  • Incorporating human feedback through Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) techniques.
  • Examining the ethics dimension of AI in real-world use cases.

Skills and qualifications

  • A relevant doctoral level degree in NLP, machine learning or a related area.
  • Excellent demonstrable communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management, organisational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively, both independently and as part of a team


Recognizing the significance of this and the impact it will have on the University, you will need to explain how your research has had an impact both inside and outside of the academic realm in order to pass the process and be successful.

If you are interested in the position send please contact

The deadline for applications is 21/04.

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