Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Computer Vision)

University of Lincoln - College of Science - School of Computer Science

Fixed term for 3 years

The School of Computer Science wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Computer Vision) to support the work of Professor Nigel Allinson. This post is available from the 1st January 2017 to 31 December 2019. The PDRA will work on the BBSRC/NERC/ESRC/Scottish government funded project "PIGSustain: predicting the impacts of intensification and future changes on UK pig industry resilience", a £2.1M project which will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary consortium of UK Universities (Lincoln, Leeds, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Reading). The University of Lincoln School of Computer Science PDRA will lead on the development of a comprehensive computer vision system to monitor on a 24/7 basis the welfare and behavioural activities of pigs. Initially, the identification of tractable features will need to be identified and tested for robustness and validity. Following this stage, a larger surveillance system will be developed to provide near real-time information to stock managers.

In addition, the post-holder will carry out the day-to-day supervision of a technical team associated with the project, prepare high quality journal publications, and along with the consortium partners, engage with the wider industry and academic communities and the general public about the project, through presentations at national/international conferences, stakeholder meetings and other engagement activities.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or equivalent) in computer vision and/or pattern recognition.

For further information please contact Professor Nigel Allinson, email or telephone (+44 (0) 1522 837710).

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at

If you have any queries please email or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.

Closing date: 13th November 2016

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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