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Research Fellow in Feature Extraction and Computer Vision

Palaeoceanography & Palaeoclimate

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £29,301 to £30,175 per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term (3 Years)
Closing Date:  Thursday 19 October 2017
Interview Date:   Tuesday 07 November 2017
Reference:  890017HN-R

Research Fellow in Feature Extraction and Computer Vision

Applications are invited for Research Fellow in Feature Extraction and Computer Vision to join an interdisciplinary research consortium investigating the overarching question: Does developmental plasticity influence speciation? Our transdisciplinary approach to fill this key knowledge gap in contemporary evolutionary ecology fuses computer vision, micro-tomography, systematics and geochemistry.

You will have PhD or equivalent professional qualification and research experience in computer vision, feature extraction and machine learning, or a related field. As Research Fellow, your core role in the team will be to develop state-of-the-art open source software of 3D feature extraction algorithms by integrating feature extraction algorithms and deep learning techniques. This post will build on related recent developments in Mark Nixon’s Vision Learning and Control group the University of Southampton and in Gabriel Brostow’s Computer Vision and Computer Graphics group at University College London

The post sits within the new, Natural Environment Research Council funded PISTON consortium across the University of Southampton, University of Leeds, University of Bristol and University College London. You should be an enthusiastic and well-motivated scientist, capable of contributing substantially to developing your own research project while also integrating fully within the multidisciplinary PISTON project as a good team-worker and excellent communicator.

This three-year fixed term post is available from 2nd October 2017.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Work Package Lead Professor Mark Nixon (msn@; or PISTON Co-ordinator Dr Thomas Ezard (t.ezard;

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Ocean & Earth Science and Electronics & Computer Science both hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.  The University of Southampton holds additionally an Athena Swan Silver Award. Both OES and ECS are able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time or job share capacity. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts. 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote vacancy reference number 890017HN-R on all correspondence.

  Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Ocean and Earth Sciences

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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