University of Exeter

Full Time
Closes: 18 August 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • Turing-Exeter Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy


    This full-time post is available immediately, fixed term until 31st December 2022 with a possibility of extension.  This role (Turing-Exeter Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence) offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home. Secondments from within the University of Exeter are welcome.


    Summary of the role/position

    The Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is seeking to appoint Researchers to support the development of new interdisciplinary data science and artificial intelligence research in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute.


    This position will provide resource to support pilot research projects involving Turing Fellows based in Exeter, leading to new research collaborations and future bids for funding that will expand research in Exeter related to Turing’s research challenges.


    Candidates will have a high level of computational skills and analytical ability, as well as be able to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups, including scientists from outside their own immediate research area and members of the public, and will be able to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop new research ideas.


    The successful candidate will have an interest in applying their data science knowledge to a broad range of societal challenges spanning multiple disciplines. Working with experts at Exeter and across the Turing network will provide a unique environment for the appointed Researcher to establish their own independent research careers within the data science and artificial intelligence domain. Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to become strong candidates for future applications for independent research fellowships.


    We welcome applicants who wish to pursue the role through flexible working patterns.


    Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    The Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) is developing innovative approaches to the use of data and artificial intelligence in modern society. The IDSAI is a step change in the University of Exeter’s data analytic capabilities, bringing together expertise from across all Exeter Colleges to enable cutting edge fundamental research, drive new collaborations and create transformative impact. As members of the IDSAI, the post-holders will benefit from being part of a vibrant, world-leading interdisciplinary research environment.

    The IDSAI is also the focus for Exeter’s relationship with the Alan Turing Institute and hosts 40 Turing Fellows along with a number of Turing research projects. The post-holder will have the opportunity to work with researchers at Turing Headquarters in London as well as at Turing partner organisations, and will be expected to undertake occasional travel for this purpose.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


    Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


    With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.



    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

    –        41 days leave

    –        options for flexible working

    –        onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme

    –        sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave

    –        stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England



    Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.


    Further information

    You are invited to contact Prof Richard Everson ( or +44 1392 724065 for an informal discussion.