Research Assistant in Document Processing

Duration: Fixed Term 30 months

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant to assist in the delivery of the research activity in the Applied Research and Engineering Centre (ARC), specifically in the development of natural language processing (NLP) technologies relevant to the financial technology sector.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Hold at least a 2:1 honours degree in Computer Science or closely related disciplines.
  • Have or about to obtain an MSc degree in Computer Science or closely related disciplines.

Recent relevant experience to include:

  • Demonstrable experience in the use of NLP or machine learning tools for document analyses.
  • Demonstrable experience in programming/scripting, beyond that taught in undergraduate engineering courses.
  • A proven track record of using relevant techniques to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of data in a research context.
  • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 04/12/2023

Anticipated Interview Date: 15/12/2023

Further Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Barry Devereux via [email protected]

Information about the Advanced Research and Engineering Centre (ARC) can be found at

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Further information on our attractive package can be found at

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: ; and

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