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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Machine Learning


Grade 7: £35,308 -£43,155 per annum

Closing date

Jun 12, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Foerster Lab for AI Research at Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.  The post is for two years and is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The project start date is the 1st October 2023.  


This research project is focused on developing the foundations for artificial intelligence (AI) agents capable of supporting and collaborating with humans in complex, real-world settings. You will be responsible for researching and developing algorithms and techniques required to execute the project aims with a particular focus on the development and deployment of efficient and safe learning approaches for collaborative multi-agent reinforcement learning tasks.


You should have a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) in machine learning or a closely related field. Knowledge of approaches for areas related to efficient, scalable, and robust deep reinforcement learning is essential as is an ability to manage own academic

research and associated activities.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Jakob Foerster ( 


Only applications received before midday on the 12th June 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact name

Prof Jakob Foerster

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Closing date