Research Assistant, Engineer in Multimedia Search

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£28,756 - £33,309 per annum
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking a Research Engineer in Multimedia Search to be part of our exciting project - Multimodal Video Search by Examples (MVSE).

This project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that brings together investigators from Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, University of Surrey, University of Cambridge and the BBC. The aim is to develop new technology which will enable users to search relevant content accurately and efficiently in large multimedia archives such as BBC Archives and You tube. The project will use AI to interrogate aspects of the multimedia content.

The successful candidate will work closely with project partners to understand the current multimedia search technologies as well as the needs for new search technologies. You will also work closely with investigators and researchers in the project consortium and will contribute to the software development of novel multimedia search technologies. You will lead on integrating these different software programs into a web-based demonstrator of the project.

This role offers substantial career development with opportunities for experimentation and publishing research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. You will also have the opportunity to develop valuable inter-personal skills while working with a wide variety of people in this multi-partner project consortium.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Degree or equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline.
  • One years’ relevant experience to include:
  • Demonstrable programming experience in Python and JavaScript and (MATLAB or C++ or Java).
  • Demonstrable Web development experience including both frontend and backend.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This post is fixed term until 31 March 2024.

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.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

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 the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. 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 Professor Hui Wang: h.wang@qub.ac.uk
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