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Research Fellow, UCD School of Computer Science

Research Fellow, UCD School of Computer Science, Fixed term post until 30 September 2023

Applications are invited for a  temporary post of a  Research Fellow within  UCD School of Computer Science. 
TRANSPIRE (Trained AI Platform for Regulation) combines human expertise with artificial intelligence to automatically monitor, interpret and demystify laws and regulations across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. This then enables firms to assess risks, and deliver effective regulatory outcomes while protecting consumers. 
You will lead a team conducting novel research on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for legal and regulatory texts. The key research focus of the project relates to analysis, classification and knowledge extraction for these texts in a transparent way. As such, a core priority will be a body of research on explainable and/or interpretable models for legal text analysis. 
The project is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) and will be conducted in collaboration with two industry partners: Corlytics and Version 1. As such, a core feature of the project is to work closely with domain experts who will both inform the research and contribute domain expertise towards training the models. 
You will join the research team in CeADAR: Ireland's Centre for Applied AI. CeADAR's market-focussed agenda is developed in conjunction with its strong membership base of 90 MNCs and SMEs. CeADAR is based in UCD and is a collaboration between UCD and the Technological University Dublin. The cross-institutional team undertakes applied and translational research across a broad spectrum of data analytics and AI and works in close cooperation with the industry members of the Centre. 
The purpose of the role is to deliver a specific research project.  The role allows the Research Fellow the professional development opportunity to demonstrate the capacity for independent and self-directed research and scholarship and the management of a research team.  The role allows the Fellow to assemble a portfolio of independent achievement and render themselves competitive for tenured academic positions or senior scientific roles in industry. 
Salary Range: €55,811 - €72,857 per annum 
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 
Closing date:  17:00hrs (local Irish time) on  26 May 2021 
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. 
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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UCD School of Computer Science

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