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:

Research call
Closing date: 
30 September 2020

A call is now open for applications to the Social Science Impact Fund.

Funding is available for knowledge exchange and impact activities at any stage of the research lifecycle but is primarily used for work that supports the use of social science research (this does not need to have been funded by the ESRC) with non-academic stakeholders beyond the university.

 

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Job opportunity
Closing date: 
1 October 2020

Department of Psychology

2 x post-doctoral Research Associate or Assistant positions in Machine Learning for Precision Mental Health are available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) and Prof Carola Schönlieb at the Cambridge Image Analysis Group, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
4 October 2020

Department of Computer Science and Technology, West Cambridge

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the general area of machine learning for audio to join the team of a 2.5M Euro European Research Council funded project entitled "EAR: Audio-based Mobile Health Diagnostics".

The general aims of the project are to advance the use of audio for automatic diagnostics of clinical conditions. More widely the project aims to devise robust in-the-wild audio analytics targeting clinical applications and develop new on-device machine learning paradigms.

Closing date: 
5 October 2020

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, an independent organisation that acts as a steward in the research and innovation system with a strong voice to government and internationally. The MRC supports high-quality research and training across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, in all major disease areas.

Closing date: 
7 October 2020

The Royal Society has pre-announced the Wolfson Fellowship, which can be used to recruit senior researchers of any nationality, currently based overseas. 

Closing date: 
7 October 2020

The UKRI has announced the Stephen Hawking Fellowships 2020. The fellowships will provide up to 4 years’ funding for postdoctoral fellows with a strong passion for curiosity driven science that seek to challenge current assumptions, advance scientific knowledge and inspire the public through their discoveries.

The objectives of the scheme are:

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
18 October 2020

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

Applications are invited for a 12 month Research Associate post on a project that focuses on taxonomy learning. The project is funded by Innovate UK and will demonstrate how automated taxonomy learning can be used to support text analytics for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment.

Research call
Closing date: 
19 October 2020

The ESRC have announced their New Investigators scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher.

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
20 October 2020

Department of Engineering

We are seeking three postdoctoral researchers to join an exciting and significant research programme Machine Learning for Tomorrow which is jointly run by the Cambridge Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge (http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk/) and Microsoft Research Cambridge (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/lab/microsoft-research-cambridge/).

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
30 October 2020

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

Applications are invited for an 18 month Research Assistant/ Research Associate post on a project that focuses on multilingual conversational AI. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and will demonstrate how task-oriented conversational AI can be extended to benefit a larger population of users worldwide.

Closing date: 
1 November 2020

This scheme is aimed at newly independent principal investigators. The primary aim of the scheme is to provide support for newly appointed individuals to allow them to develop projects which will lead to a full application for external funding (e.g. project grant from a Research Council or equivalent). 

Job opportunity
Closing date: 
2 November 2020

Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for two University Lectureships in the broad area of Machine Learning and / or Computer Vision. The successful candidate will join the Information Engineering Division which includes the Computational and Biological Learning Laboratory and the Machine Intelligence Laboratory. The candidate will lead a research programme in one or more of the following areas: Machine Learning, Decision Making, and Computer Vision.

Closing date: 
10 January 2021

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from PhD students at the University of Cambridge for the 2021 CSAR Student Award programme.

The award is open to students, in any discipline at the University of Cambridge, currently studying for their Ph.D. at the deadline for application. Selection of applicants will be at the discretion of the Award Committee.

 

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Research call
Closing date: 
29 January 2021

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for funding to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.

Funding available and deadline

  • Impact Starter Grants: Applications accepted anytime
  • Follow on Fund: 2 October 2020, 8 January 2021
  • Knowledge Transfer Fellowships: 30 October 2020, 29 January 2021
  • Partnership Development Awards: 30 October 2020, 29 January 2021

 

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