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Research Associate in Mathematical Image Analysis and Machine Learning for Better Food Microstructures

The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) and the Cambridge Image Analysis group (CIA) in collaboration with Unilever are seeking strong candidates for a Research Associate position to work on a collaborative project on the analysis of microstructures in food products. The post holder will be employed by the University of Cambridge and affiliated with both CCIMI and CIA.

The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the development of image analysis methods for segmenting and classifying microstructures in electron microscopy images of food microstructures. Further information is available in the Further Particulars.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position.

Applicants must have (or about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or a closely related discipline), and have a demonstrably excellent research record and future research potential. The ideal candidate will have experience in image analysis, in particular image segmentation and classification, and in machine learning.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, research statement (no more than two sides of UK A4 size of current and proposed research), list of publications and the contact details of two academic referees. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 25 June 2018.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to the coordinator for this recruitment at:

Please quote reference LE15430 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and historically have been, under-represented on the University of Cambridge Mathematics Departments' research staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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