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Dyson Research Fellow

Imperial College London - Dyson Robotics Laboratory - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £65,000 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 27th October 2021
Job Ref: ENG01879

Fixed Salary: £65,000 per annum*

Full time, fixed funded appointments until 30/06/2024

Preferred start date: as soon as possible

The Dyson Robotics Laboratory is an elite research centre at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. In close collaboration with Dyson Ltd. we focus on forward looking research in robot vision and perception with the goal of developing the breakthrough technology which will lie at the heart of new categories of robotic products for the home and beyond. The laboratory is directed by Professor Andrew Davison, and employs a team of post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and visiting Robotics engineers and scientists from Dyson and academic institutions around the world. Members of the laboratory will collaborate with the Robot Vision group and other teams within Imperial College.

We are looking to recruit two post-doctoral Research Fellows to form part of the backbone of the laboratory's research capability. We are looking for outstanding researchers who have the ability to take long term ownership and leadership of research projects within the lab, working closely with the director and other colleagues in the lab to advance the state of the art in practical robotics driven by computer vision.

The quality of the researchers we are seeking is reflected by the high salary we are able to offer for this position. We expect the researchers to publish and be visible at the top international venues in robotics and computer vision, and also to develop working demonstrators of new capability which could feed into Dyson's R&D operations. Examples of recent high profile published research from the Dyson Robotics Lab include ElasticFusion, SemanticFusion, SceneNet-RGBD, CodeSLAM, NodeSLAM and iMAP as well as work on training grasping and manipulation systems via learning from synthetic data, RLBench and multi-object pose estimation, MoreFusion. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in modern 3D computer vision, but also a demonstrable interest and track record in the practical software skills which enable high performance real-time applications.

Applicants should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a directly relevant area, such as computer vision and/or robotics; an outstanding record of international publications and demonstrable major skills in building and engineering working systems in robotics and/or computer vision, preferable with a real-time emphasis.  Candidates who are close to completion of a PhD will also be considered*.  You must have excellent communication skills, the ability and desire to work closely with both academic and industrial research colleagues, and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. 

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Dyson Research Assistant with a fixed salary of £45,000 per annum.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit and search using vacancy reference number ENG01879, in addition to completing the online application candidate should attach.

  • A full CV
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Perrins by email at: 

Closing Date: 27th October 2021 (midnight)

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