Opportunities

Ongoing opportunities for Collaboration and MPhil and PhD Programmes are provided under the subheadings in the menu. Do you have an opportunity you'd like to post? Please get in contact and we can help advertise it with our extensive network.

Current opportunities

From across the University of Cambridge and relevant external opportunities:

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
7 December 2022

Department of Haematology

Applications are invited for a Data Scientist to play a key role in research study support which underpins the NIHR BioResource operational model.

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
7 December 2022

Department of Psychology

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Neurocognition and Neurocomputation is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Research call
Closing date: 
8 December 2022

Coordinated call: NIHR/EPSRC Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple long-term Conditions (SEISMIC) - Development Phase (internal deadline: 8th December, 2022) 

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
9 December 2022

Department of Engineering

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Molecular Modelling.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are:

Closing date: 
9 December 2022

As a University Partner of the Alan Turing Institute, Cambridge has been invited to apply for a Turing Network Funding grant. We are putting this opportunity out to C2D3's Cambridge community. Do you have a current collaboration with another university in the Turing network that would benefit from this grant? Please see below for details.

Cambridge-based C2D3 members should log in to access restricted information.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
11 December 2022

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The VISIONLab, led by Dr Sarah Bohndiek, uses next-generation imaging sciences to advance our understanding of tumour evolution. We create new imaging technologies, and combine them together with computational models, to study cancer in both mouse models and patients. The VISIONLab is co-located in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge, offering the opportunity to work in varying environments.

Closing date: 
15 December 2022

Organiser: ELIXIR UK (Alexia Cardona, University of Cambridge)

The Code Reproducibility Training initiative which is part of the ELIXIR-CONVERGE WP2 project, aims to create training materials to learn how to develop sustainable and reproducible code. Who is this for? We are looking for people who are interested in developing training in version control, literate programming, software testing, documentation, software architecture design and CI/CD.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
15 December 2022

Institute of Astronomy

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available to 30 September 2026 in the first instance.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
15 December 2022

Department of Computer Science and Technology

We are looking for one Research Assistant/Associate to work on the project Automated Verification of Textual Claims (AVeriTeC), an ERC project led by Prof. Andreas Vlachos at the University of Cambridge starting in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based in the Natural Language and Information Processing group (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/nl/) at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Research call
Closing date: 
16 December 2022

The CMIH Hub welcomes grant applications for uses which further the field of mathematics of information in healthcare. Suggested uses of the partnership fund include the following, however the fund is in no way restricted to these activities and any applications related to the field are welcomed.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the CMIH webpage here.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
16 December 2022

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
18 December 2022

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is seeking a person interested in obtaining a PhD in the area of machine learning for chemical process and product development. The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Alexei Lapkin and take part on the "Structure-property correlation over multiple process steps" project, which is part of the European Doctoral Network "CINEMA": Chemistry informed machine learning in emulsion polymerization processes and products.

Closing date: 
20 December 2022

Apply for funding for research into the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in addressing net zero challenges across 4 themes:

  • energy
  • transport
  • environment
  • agricultural and food systems

Projects may use current AI or develop and apply new AI capabilities to address net zero challenges.

Full details and applications

Closing date: 
31 December 2022

BioModels

The BioModels data resource has launched the first edition of its ‘Model of the year’ competition, aimed at early career researchers working in systems biology modelling

The competition aims to recognise exciting modelling research happening in the field to promote reproducibility, good modelling practice and FAIR sharing, as well as to recognise emerging leaders in the field. 

Closing date: 
5 January 2023

Department of Earth Sciences

Closing date: 
11 January 2023

Restricted call: EPSRC CDT and UKRI AI CDT calls - Deadline 11 January 2023 1 pm

EPSRC CDT and UKRI AI CDT calls will be coordinated by the School of Technology Education office. The University can submit 14 applications to EPSRC CDT and 2 to UKRI AI CDT calls and there will be an internal selection process.

Closing date: 
13 January 2023

Accelerate Programme

PhD students and postdocs at the University of Cambridge can apply to join a 5 week training programme developed by the Accelerate Programme and Cambridge Spark to learn how to use data science in their research. The course starts on 27 February combing taught classes, individual mentorship, and a self-study on topics including Python , data processing and visualisation, Web Scraping, JSON and API and an introduction to machine learning.

Closing date: 
13 January 2023

The Alan Turing Institute

Closing date: 
18 January 2023

The Alan Turing Institute

Research call
Closing date: 
9 February 2023

This investment seeks to support this aim through the creation of up to 3 cross-disciplinary hubs. The hubs will bring together researchers from across the mathematical and computational sciences to tackle the foundational problems that exist within AI.

Research call
Closing date: 
9 February 2023

Hubs must involve co-creation between the AI community and problem-holders to advance AI and accelerate AI adoption, through its application to real world data and science problems.

The hubs that are funded through this opportunity will be critical mass investments that are expected to form connections to the wider AI community and research and innovation ecosystem. They will have a core mission and sets of activities and objectives in either AI for real data or AI for scientific and engineering research.

Closing date: 
23 February 2023

Apply for funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) focused on the applications and implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.

Proposals are welcomed within priority areas across the remit of UKRI addressing UK training needs in novel and existing AI technologies.

CDTs will deliver high quality, cohort-based doctoral education.

Up to £117 million is available to support 10 to 15 CDTs. UKRI will fund 100% of the full economic cost.

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science and AI. C2D3 is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science and AI research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science and AI to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

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