Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
22 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 09/12/2021
Salary £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University, Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow in the Institute for Global Food Security. An experienced and motivated postdoctoral scientist is sought to join the Kyriazakis Quantitative Animal Science group in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. The group is a cross-disciplinary one with members coming from veterinary, animal behaviour, engineering and computer sciences. The successful candidate will undertake a senior role in the planning and delivery of research activities focused on the development of AI methods to enable automated quantification of animal behaviour through the application of Image Processing/Machine Vision and Machine Learning.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter (or application form)  should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in Image Processing/Computer Vision and Machine Learning or a related discipline
  • At least 3 years recent relevant research experience in developing and applying Image Processing/Computer Vision and Machine Learning methods
  • Good programming Skills in C/C++/C#/Matlab/Python
  • Peer reviewed publications or preprints in the area of Image Processing/Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Practical experience in the collection of data by a variety of sensors, such as video images or microphones, and in the processing of the data for analyses
  • Practical experience in processing, recording and handling data sets, and performing statistical analysis.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing various staff networks such as iRise and PRISM which help us to progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena SWAN award.  For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquires may be directed to: Niamh O’Connell - niamh.oconnell@qub.ac.uk 

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