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Research Associate

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 per annum (negotiable dependent on skills & experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th September 2018
Closes: 1st October 2018
 

Contract Type: Fixed Term, 2 years

The Alan Turing Institute

Launched in November 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to make great leaps in research to change the world for the better.

The Institute is headquartered at The British Library, and brings together researchers from a range of disciplines – mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering and social sciences, – from thirteen leading universities and industry partners.

The Role

As the Research Associate (RA) you develop the state of the art work combining the signature methods with the highly successful deep learning technologies for analysing Chinese handwriting to create improvements in the technology for recognising actions in video.

Main Responsibilities

  • The RA will work with the Institute team (including the investigators, software engineers, data scientists and PhD students) to advance the aims of the project.

Qualification

  • A PhD (or equivalent experience and/or qualifications) in information engineering, with expertise in building successful classification platforms (for studying high numbers of categories) that analyse complex streamed data using signatures and which achieve state of the art in benchmark datasets.

Skills and experience (desirable and essential)

  • A PhD (or equivalent experience and/or qualifications) in information engineering, with expertise in building successful classification platforms (for studying high numbers of categories) that analyse complex streamed data using signatures and which achieve state of the art in benchmark datasets.
  • High-quality publication record for their career point, clearly demonstrating the originality and rigour of the scientific work of the applicant.
  • The ability to contribute to the development of the theory underpinning the classification of streamed data, including the use of signatures, and particularly to rapidly refining the existing pipelines to incorporate new understanding and explore new ideas. Familiarity with those pipelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to collaborate as an equal with more senior world class scientists and organize complex or technical information for publication in high quality journals.
  • A working knowledge of signature and deep learning models and how to effectively combine them.

Desirable:

  • A broad innovative approach and willingness to explore and support new avenues in this core work.
  • Experience in applying accurate classification methods to data with thousands of categories in non-academic real-world contexts. Willingness to work with real-world data of challenging quality
  • Experience with working with people from different disciplines.

How to Apply

Further information about the Turing, the role, duties and responsibilities can be found on the Turing website and person specification here.

If you consider that you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and would like to apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@turing.ac.uk.  

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 0203 862 3375

Closing date for applications: 1st October 2018

   
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