08 Oct 2019

Research Associates in Remote Sensing and Machine Learning (Two posts – Fixed Term)


Research Associates in Remote Sensing and Machine Learning (Two posts – Fixed Term)

For more information, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23113

SALARY: GBP 32,816 – GBP 40,322

CLOSING DATE: 15 October 2019

LIMIT OF TENURE: 18 months

Two positions exist for Post-Doctoral Research Associates to work on the development of novel machine learning and image analysis techniques within the EPSRC project Robust and Efficient Analysis Approaches of Remote Imagery for Assessing Population and Forest Health in India. The candidates will be based at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge, and will be a member of the Cambridge Image Analysis group.

The project is a collaboration between DAMTP, the Department of Plant Sciences, and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge, and the IIT Delhi and industrial partners in India. The role of these positions will be to design and implement novel, cutting-edge analysis methods for large-scale remotely sensed data from the ground and from satellites, to benefit policy making in climate change, healthcare and environment conservation in India. This is an exceptional opportunity to conduct ambitious research, whilst collaborating with an international team for designing novel developments in machine learning for remote sensing data.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holders 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. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You 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.
The posts carry no teaching or administrative duties. There are generous funds available under the project for attending conferences and conducting research visits.

Start date: 1 November 2019 or by mutual agreement.
Interview date: as soon as possible after the closing date.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23113.
Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LE20593@maths.cam.ac.uk and/or Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (cbs31@cam.ac.uk).

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.