Research Fellow in Machine Learning & Networking

University College London
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Job Description

About the role

The project will be carried out at the Department of Computer Science, in the Machine Intelligence Lab ( headed by Professor Mirco Musolesi. The lab is part of the Autonomous Systems Group at UCL Computer Science. The candidate will carry out world-class research in artificial intelligence with a focus on reinforcement learning, generative learning (e.g., foundational models) applied to multi-agent systems and/or human-AI interaction.

This role is funded until the 31st May 2026 in the first instance.

The candidate should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their motivations and suitability for the role.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £37,332 - £38,966 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with promotion to Grade 7 upon confirmation award and backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

 If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Mirco Musolesi (

About you

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science (or related fields) or close to completion (e.g., the candidate should have submitted their PhD dissertation). The candidate should have experience in the broad area of artificial intelligence and its applications, as proven by publications in key conferences and journals. Previous experience (or a demonstrated strong interest) in reinforcement learning and generative learning will be considered as a plus. Experience in the area of human-AI interaction (broadly intended) might also be beneficial for this role.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)

Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)

Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan

On-Site nursery

On-site gym

Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service

Discounted medical insurance

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here :

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University College London

UCL, also known as University College London, is a public research university located in London, England. As a constituent college of the University of London, it ranks as the second-largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of overall enrollment and holds the top position in postgraduate enrollment.

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