Employment and volunteering opportunities at AirQo

We are always looking for talented individuals to join AirQo  and help us realise our vision of Clean Air for all African cities. If you are enthusiastic about use of AI and machine learning to address the air pollution challenge, please reach out to us We also welcome people to join our team as student interns or volunteers

Feel free to contact with a recent CV and a covering letter explaining your current circumstances, interest, your ideal position and what you could add to our team.

Open Position - Postdoctoral Fellow

We’re looking for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to join AirQo, a social impact research initiative based in the Artificial Intelligence lab and the Department of Computer Science, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University. AirQo has a growing network of low cost air quality monitors and uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to collect, analyse, predict, raise awareness and inform policy decisions.

This fellowship is under a collaborative project between Makerere University and the University of Sheffield and will develop and deploy machine learning methodology to analyse air pollution data from Kampala, in order to determine the source of the pollution and to aid the design of mitigating interventions. In particular, the role will include but not limited to: (1) developing sensor anomaly detection and multi-fidelity probabilistic sensor calibration models (2) modelling and quantification of the effect of the weather on the model (3) developing spatio-temporal models and infer pollution sources.

To apply please fill in this form by March 27th, 2020 AoE. For any inquiries please email  Interviews are scheduled to take place the following week. We very much look forward to receiving your application. 

Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Number of positions: One (1)

Terms of Employment: Postdoctoral fellowship

Annual Stipend:  dependent on experience in the range of $16,400 - $28,800 USD/net per annum

Contract: Initially, 1 year with potential for extension for another year.

Expected start date: as soon as possible.

Duty station: Makerere University, Uganda with occasional travel to The University of Sheffield, UK. We are open to flexible working arrangements to fit the schedules of the individual and aims of the project. 


  • PhD in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics or Machine learning or related discipline

  • Effective communication skills and  a desire to be part of an international multi-party collaboration, and be willing to travel to Sheffield (approximately one trip per year).

  • Publication record in top ranked journals and conferences