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Research Associate

Manchester Metropolitan University - School of Computing, Maths and Digital Tech

Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,211 to £40,792
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th January 2019
Closes: 25th February 2019
Job Ref: eArcu-1451

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology is a large and successful School in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is committed to delivering high quality teaching, world leading and internationally excellent research and working with industry.

The School saw improvements in REF 2014 outcomes in all the units of assessments in which members were submitted, and we are aiming to improve further the quality and volume of research for the next research assessment exercise. The School has a long track record of securing grants from research councils, EU and government backed bodies like Innovate UK. The School works closely with employers, particularly in the region's vibrant digital sector, on funded projects.

The post holder will work on a full-time basis and undertake research in the field of big data analytics/machine learning, and record the outcome of experiments and/or field work, with a particular focus on processing and analyse large datasets such as aerial images such as from Drones, Satellite, and sensor streaming, etc. The post holder will take responsibility for delivering high quality research and development of new algorithms for analysing large scale aerial images, under the overall direction by the project principal investigator, leading and co-ordinating colleagues as required.

We are looking to appoint highly able, enthusiastic and motivated individuals wishing to work on researching and developing new algorithms for analysing and processing large-scale datasets with an application in Agriculture.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computing Science or closely related area. In-depth knowledge in research and development of scalable and robust big data and machine learning approaches for analysis and interpretation of large data sets (e.g. images) is essential. It is expected that the potential candidate has knowledge in big data processing methods for efficient data analysis (e.g. GPU/parallel and distributed computing/cloud computing).

Please refer to Job Specification for more detail.

To Apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal

For an informal discussion regarding the technical requirements of the role please contact Prof. Liangxiu Han (

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