Research Assistant/ Associate in Computer Vision and Pervasive Sensing

Imperial College London - The Hamlyn Centre

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering / Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Assistant/ Associate in Computer Vision and Pervasive Sensing

Fixed term appointment for 2.5 years

Research Assistant salary range: £32,380 to £34,040 per annum

Research Associate salary range: £36,800 to £44,220 per annum

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 at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level to develop an Innovative Passive Dietary Monitoring System, funded by a major Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

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.

At Research Assistant level, you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.  For a Research Associate position, you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large collaborative research projects.

Applicants with 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 be fluent in English.

For details of the project see: or email for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. and search using vacancy reference number ENG00104.

Applications should be made via this website by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Before submitting please ensure you have included the following documents:

  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Please specify in your statement the length of post that you are applying to

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant

Closing date: 8th April 2018

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