Research Assistant /Associate in Computer Vision and Pervasive Sensing

Job summary

Full time, fixed term appointment up to 30th April 2020 The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00571
  • Date posted 25 October 2018
  • Closing date 25 November 2018

Job description

Job summary

Full time, fixed term appointment up to 30th April 2020

The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

We are seeking to hire a researcher to develop an Innovative Passive Dietary Monitoring System, funded by a major Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Duties and responsibilities

The aim of this project is to develop a passive dietary monitoring system for both adults and children living in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) which will accurately report food and nutritional intake. In particular, through integrating wearable and fixed cameras together with pervasive sensors, the monitoring system will detect and capture eating episodes, classify food types from the camera images, estimate the ingestion volume and deduce the nutrient intake of the individual. The system will be validated in rural and urban settings in two African countries (Kenya and Ghana).

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:
• Computer Vision;
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
• Audio signal processing;
• Wearable and pervasive sensing;
• Technology translation;
• Testing and validation and conducting human studies.

Essential requirements

To apply you must have:
• At Research Assistant level, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.
• At Research Associate level, you must have PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines.
• Considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large collaborative research projects.
• Strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply.
• A high level of analytical and computing skills is required.
• Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas.
• Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 to £35,061 per annum.


For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

Please ensure you have included the following documents:
• A full CV
• A 1-page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact jo.day@imperial.ac.uk

Documents

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.