Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision

Applications to be received by 12pm on Friday 6th of October 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision to join the EPSRC Project ‘Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data’. You will have the opportunity to work as part of the Visual Geometry Group and Biomedical Image Analysis group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford.


This post is available for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of an extension.


The objectives of the project are first, to carry out fundamental research in order to develop the next generation of computer vision algorithms that are able to analyse, describe and search image and video content with human-like capabilities; and second, to transfer these methods to other disciplines and to industry. There will be a particular focus on Deep Learning methods.


You will develop and implement novel computer vision and learning algorithms to automatically and accurately analyse the content of images and videos. You will transfer and apply these algorithms to disciplines other than computer vision, and to industry and manage your own academic research.


Please indicate in your application if your primary interest is in (1) computer vision/machine learning, or (2) computer vision/machine learning applied to biomedical science.


You should possess a doctorate, or near completion of doctorate, in computer vision or machine learning for the primary interest (1), or in computer vision or machine learning applied to bio-medical imaging for the primary interest (2). A background and expertise in recognition in images and videos and machine learning together with good written and oral communication skills are essential.


Informal enquiries can be directed to following people: Professor Alison Noble (alison.noble@eng.ox.ac.uk) for biomedical imaging and Professor Andrew Zisserman (az@robots.ox.ac.uk) for machine learning and deep learning.


There is another PDRA post being advertised in Computer Vision with an ERC funded project IDIU. Please ensure that you apply for both positions using the online application form to be considered for both roles.


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 6 October 2017 can be considered. Interviews are likely to be held within 2 weeks of closing of application.


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Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

Contact: Professor Andrew Zisserman