Senior Research Assistant - Engineering and Environment

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Oct 21, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 19, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Research Assistant
Faculty of Engineering and Environment

You will join the newly established Intelligent Information Visual Processing (IVIP) research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, and work closely with Dr. F. Khelifi.  The research project supported by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) aims to investigate camera sensor imperfections in order to estimate the smartphone camera fingerprint based on sensor pattern noise (SPN) for source video identification and content authentication on one hand. On the other hand, techniques that can learn the relationship between different smartphones of the same make and/or model will be developed.

You will be expected to contribute to the academic and practical development of the project. This will involve reviewing and understanding the literature, conducting high quality research, and producing research reports and publications.

You must have a BSc or MSc degree in computer science, computer engineering or electronic engineering and a PhD in a relevant discipline. Good research experience in signal and/or image processing and very good skills in Matlab programming are essential. Skills and knowledge in image forensics and deep learning would be highly desirable.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Fouad Khelifi on 0191 227 4917.

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

Please note this vacancy will close on 17/11/2020