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Research Assistant (Computer Science)

Edge Hill University

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £28,762 to £31,411 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: EHR0095-1222
 

About the Role

This is a great opportunity for a Research Assistant (Computer Science) to provide quality support to an enthusiastic team of academics leading an innovative research project (funded by CRUK, PUCK and EPSRC), focusing on developing a novel computational framework for early detection of Pancreatic Cancer (PC).

The framework is driven by the mechanism in Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate and validate plausible hypotheses with a functionality of learning to emphasize PC-linked variables/measurements describing high-risk malignant transformation of cystic pancreatic lesions.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, you will be working closely with other involved researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University College London (UCL), Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Hertfordshire (UH).

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Ardhendu Behera, Professor of Computer Vision and AI at Beheraa@edgehill.ac.uk.

About You

As a Research Assistant you will:

  • Hold a Bachelor/Masters degree in the broad area of Computer Science/ Engineering and or Applied Mathematics with exposure to machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Have a working knowledge of machine/deep learning and data science with strong programming (e.g., Python) and mathematical skills.
  • Also have experience in software development using agile, iterative and data-driven methodology.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of machine learning and hands-on-experience with opensource deep learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.) is anticipated.
  • Provide quality research support.
  • Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.


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