Research Assistant in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
United Kingdom

Research Assistant 

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £31,613 - £33,324 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23982
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 12-Jan-2021
Closing date: 11-Feb-2021


About the Role

Duties of the post will include developing exciting games-with-a-purpose for mobile phones or social media platforms to be used by thousands of players to generate data for NLP; leading and co-authoring the outputs of the project; contributing to the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders and audiences, including helping to maintain the project’s web page.

About You

You should hold a postgraduate degree in game development, preferably for mobile or social media platforms. Strong programming skills, particularly in languages for game and web development such as Unity or PhP, are also essential.

You need to have good understanding and experience setting up and maintaining online games played by large numbers of players, and extensive experience with game development for mobile or social media platforms. Experience with games-with-a-purpose and/or gamification, and with graphic design and HCI, are desirable.

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment and is available immediately until 31 Aug 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £31,613 - £33,324 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Massimo Poesio at  Details about the School can be found at

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages; certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 11 February 2021.   Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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