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Research Assistant/Associate in Computer Vision and High Dynamic Range Imaging (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant £26,243 - £30,395 or Research Associate £32,236 - £39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 18 months.

A position is available to work on "HDR coding for computer vision" with the starting date between January 2019 and April 2019. The project aims to find the representation for high dynamic range images and video that would improve the performance of common computer vision algorithms, such as face recognition. The successful candidate is expected to work with cameras, operate on high dynamic range content and create benchmarks for common computer vision methods. The candidate will also work with the project partner and will visit their offices in Germany.

Essential requirements: Candidates should have a degree in computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics or a closely related discipline, with experience and interest in Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Image Processing and/or Colour. The position requires excellent programming skills.

Desirable skills: It is desirable that a candidate has expertise in capture and processing of high dynamic range video. Good general knowledge of computer vision is also highly desirable.

This position can be filled by an appropriate candidate at research assistant or research associate level, depending on relevant qualifications and experience. Appointment at research associate level is dependent of having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

Applicants should contact Dr Rafal Mantiuk ( for further information.

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.

Please ensure you upload your curriculum vitae; a statement of the particular contribution you would like to make to the project (maximum 500 words); a description (max 1 page of A4) of the research project you are most proud of and your contribution to it; a transcript of your university grades; and a cover letter with details of your visa status and earliest possible starting date. The track record of publications should be included in the application as a link to Google Scholar or ORCID profile. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR17069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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