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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL13458

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £32,956 - £36,677 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL13458
Date posted: 12-Dec-2017
Closing date: 12-Jan-2018

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The school of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to work on the Multi-Modal Perception tasks of EPSRC-funded project “National Centre for Nuclear Robotics”. The project is a multi-million collaboration between QMUL, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Lancaster University, University of Lincoln, University of Essex and University of Edinburgh.


The aim of the Multi-Modal Perception tasks is to focus on the development of deep-learning approaches to enable active perception to maximise information gain and robust autonomous robotic operations in challenging variable and unstructured surface and underwater environments; to develop algorithms for semantic segmentation, tracking and multi-modal object and scene classification. This is one of three PDRA positions at QMUL that are associated to the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics. The PDRA will collaborate with other Research Assistants and academics at QMUL and the involved university and industry partners to achieve the overall aims of the project. The QMUL team include Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor Andrea Cavallaro, Dr Miles Hansard, Dr Stefan Poslad, Dr Lorenzo Jamone and Dr Ildar Farkhatdinov.


The candidate must have a PhD in Computer Vision, Robotic Perception, Machine Learning or equivalent, and a strong research track record with publications in high-quality journals and conference proceedings. A relevant background in computer vision or image processing is essential, with further expertise in deep learning architectures and proficiency in C/C++  and Python programming. Applicants must also have excellent technical, programming, communication and team working skills. The successful candidate with have demonstrated research skills in writing technical reports, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently


The post is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 24 months and is available from 1st January 2018, or shortly thereafter, this post is for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension of up to 1 year subject to further funding. Starting salary will be £32,956 - £36,677 per annum pro-rate, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Andrea Cavallaro at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3419.


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Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.


The closing date for applications is 12 January 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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