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Research Assistant in Hyperspectral Imaging, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics

Robert Gordon University

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £30,942 to £33,797 per year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th July 2021
Closes: 22nd August 2021
Job Ref: RGU04113

Job Summary

RGU and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre have partnered to create the National Subsea Centre (NSC), a multi-million-pound Centre of Excellence for Subsea Research and Technology development. The NSC will harness the University’s academic expertise, research capability and facilities to establish a world-class research and development centre focused on tackling the underwater challenges faced by all marine industries tackling sustainable economic development.

There will be a focus on applied Digital science coupled with Subsea engineering and Energy Integration. We aim to accelerate the development and adoption of marine engineering and technologies that unlock the full potential of the UKCS as a sustainable energy hub that builds upon the UK’s leadership in a growing global market. The NSC will be working across industrial sectors (oil and gas, offshore marine renewables, marine aquaculture) within the context of the Blue economy.

We are seeking to employ a highly motivated Research Assistant with expertise in one or more of the following fields:  hyperspectral imaging, machine learning or big data analytics. You'll be part of the prestigious National Subsea Centre, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, at the heart of cutting edge research in multimodal image fusion based non-destructive inspection, for an initial period of 60 months. 

You'll contribute towards the development of the generic data fusion and inspection platform, including new algorithms and application driven R&D, including but not limited to subsea applications. In addition to support the delivery of various industrial projects, you are also expected to support the exploitation of new opportunities with the funding bodes and industrial partners.

You will be predominately based at the National Subsea Centre at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Travel will be required from time to time to visit industrial or academic collaborators or to disseminate research.

If you'd like to discuss the opportunity before making an application, please contact Professor Jincheng Ren at

You will be encouraged to register as a part-time PhD student within RGU to improve the knowledge and engagement.

This role is offered on a fixed term basis for 5 years initially.

To apply , click on the apply link, complete your basic details on the form provided and attach a CV and cover letter, detailing how you meet the requirements for this post.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. 

We would particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

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