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Research Fellow, Age Verification/Biometrics

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£34,980 to £42,978 Per annum
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Cyber Security

Location:  Other
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Tuesday 07 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2678324FP

Do you have an interest in age estimation technology and how this can be used in the real world?

This exciting opportunity working with the University of Southampton and lngenium Biometric Laboratories will see you using your programming skills and knowledge of methodologies in mathematics, computing, and biometric technologies, in a project to develop a software framework for testing age estimation technology (AET), an important step in enabling the use of AET in an increasing range of applications where age verification is a commercial and statutory necessity.

Based in Canterbury and supervised by both Dr Chris Allgrove from lngenium and Professor Richard Guest from the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, we are looking for someone with a PhD (or near completion) in image processing, biometrics, security, machine learning or a related discipline, and the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results to non-scientific audiences, to contribute to this impactful project.

As Research Fellow - Age Verification/Biometrics, you will get involved in:

  • undertaking research to define a testing methodology for the assessment of AET systems
  • developing a software framework for the assessment of AET systems
  • communicating the outputs to key stakeholders You will be able to bring to the role:
  • experience of robust software development including strong programming skills in Python or C++
  • knowledge of biometric technologies, computer imaging and statistical analysis methodologies
  • proven time management skills and the ability to work independently and creatively to resolve problems

In return, we can offer you a generous training and personal development programme and full support from experts in the academic and business teams involved in the project, along with a range of excellent staff benefits.

In addition to the standard pre-employment clearances for the appointment, all candidates will be subject to a criminal records check and further security checks defined by the Cabinet Office, as part of their Baseline Personnel Security Standard. Individuals will usually need to have been resident in the UK for at least the last three years to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance.

If you have the qualifications and expertise we are looking for, we would welcome your application.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area.

Applicants should not have previously held a KTP post or previously worked for lngenium

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

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