Computer Vision Scientist  (KTP Associate)

University of York - Computer Science and Omnicom Engineering Ltd

Based at Omnicom Engineering, York, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Omnicom and the University of York. The project aims to develop state-of-the-art computer vision techniques for the automated inspection of complex rail track components using data collected from train-mounted cameras.

Preferably you will have a PhD in computer vision or a closely related area. A MSc degree in the same area will also be considered. Some experience of stereo and structure-from-motion algorithms will be an advantage.

You should be experienced in writing software and proficient in coding in one of Matlab, C++, Java. You will have good communication and team-working skills and an ability to work independently to provide innovative solutions. You will need to be confident presenting and explaining your solutions both to the company and to external parties.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with Omnicom and University of York academics which will provide extremely interesting and diverse challenges and presents an excellent opportunity for career development.

Omnicom has provided solutions to the transportation sector for 20 years and has developed a unique portfolio of products/services that are in use throughout the rail supply chain and have won awards in the areas of safety, innovation and technology. Omnicom also produces bespoke hardware/software for clients as well as offering general consultancy based around our in-depth product and transport domain knowledge. As part of Balfour Beatty, Omnicom has direct access to an international client base that extends to other sectors such as construction, utilities and services.

The salary will be fixed and will be up to £29,847 per annum on Grade 5 of the University’s salary scales. There is also an additional £4,000 for training and development.

This is a University of York position, but the KTP Associate will be based at Omnicom Engineering Ltd. in York.

Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email:

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