Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision

Applications to be received by 12pm on Friday 30th of November 2018

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the EPSRC Project End to End Translation of British Sign Language (ExTOL). You will work as part of the Visual Geometry group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is fixed-term until 31 March 2021.


The objective of this project is to carry out computer vision and machine learning research in order to be able to translate British Sign Language (BSL) into English text. This will involve designing deep learning methods that can learn from the available annotated datasets, but also build in a linguistic understanding of BSL.


You will be required to develop and implement novel computer vision and learning algorithms to translate BSL. You will also be required to write up the results for conference and journal publications and perform demonstrations to industrial or academic visitors.


You should hold a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in a relevant subject i.e. computer vision or machine learning. In addition you should have 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 Professor Andrew Zisserman using the email address below.


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 Friday 30 November 2018 can be considered..


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Professor Andrew Zisserman