Research Associate/Fellow

University of Nottingham - Computer Science

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £26,052 to £38,183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

An outstanding candidate is required join the School of Computer Science to develop computer vision techniques and tools in support of the University of Nottingham's contribution to the US Government-funded project Low Cost X-Ray CT System for in-situ Imaging of Roots.

The project, a collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Texas and UHV Technologies, Inc., Kentucky, aims to produce a field-deployable X-ray computed tomography device which can be used to non-invasively determine the structure of plant roots. This $2M project will be the first to take X-ray analysis of plant roots, pioneered at Nottingham’s Hounsfield Facility (, out of the laboratory and into the natural environment. It incorporates development of novel hardware, image reconstruction algorithms and, crucially, image analysis methods and tools capable of identifying plant roots in the X-ray CT images obtained.

The successful candidate will work within the School’s Computer Vision Laboratory, building on the visual tracking-based approach previously developed at Nottingham and state of the art machine learning approaches to produce novel X-ray CT segmentation methods and software tools.

Applications are invited from highly skilled researchers in Computer Vision, Image Analysis or related areas. Strong programming skills are required, and experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment is an advantage.

Applicants must hold or have a PhD (or equivalent) near completion in Computer Vision, Image Analysis or a closely related discipline. They should be able to work both independently and collaboratively and be able to meet tight deadlines. Good communication skills, allowing effective work within distributed, multidisciplinary teams, are crucial. Candidates will be expected to disseminate research results in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

This post is for a 2 year period, available from 1st June 2017and will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 31st May 2019.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Tony Pridmore, tel: 0115 8466510 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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