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Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision Posted: November 4, 2014
Company/Institution: University of Oxford
Location: Central Oxford, UK
Department: Department of Engineering Science

Description: Grade 7 GBP 30,434 - GBP 37,394 p.a. We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision to join the Visual Geometry Group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for 12 months with possible extension. The aim of the project is to develop visual descriptors and learning algorithms for sign language and action recognition in broadcast video using weak supervision from the subtitles and other meta-information. It is a joint project between the University of Oxford (Andrew Zisserman), the University of Leeds (David Hogg) and the University of Surrey (Richard Bowden). You will develop and implement novel computer vision and learning algorithms to automate recognition and detection in video. You will also be responsible for developing software infrastructure for viewing and searching the resulting classifications and detections. You should possess or be close to completion of a PhD/DPhil in Computer Vision or Machine Learning, and have a proven background in recognition in images or videos. Good communication skills both written and verbally are essential. Ability to program in Matlab and C++ is desirable. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew Zisserman using the email address below. Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 5 December 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application. The department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in science, engineering and technology.

Application Instructions: You must apply online by visiting www.eng.ox.ac.uk/work-here before the closing date or your application will not be considered.