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Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Deep Learning

University of Surrey - Vision, Speech & Signal Processing

Location: Guildford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 061323

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively make a real difference.

About us

The Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher to contribute to a number of projects including sign language data processing and translation. 

You will join an established research group within a highly rated research department, with an excellent computing and software infrastructure for first class research, modern facilities and close links with industry.

About the role 

The work will involve the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision (CV) and Machine Learning (ML) for the translation between spoken Language and Sign Languages. It will include the application of NMT techniques and Large Language Models (LLMs). 

There are also opportunities to contribute to other projects including data collection, text simplification, video generation and sign language recognition. 

What we are looking for

  • A PhD in a related area with a track record of publishing high quality research.
  • Experience of Natural Language Process (NLP), Neural Machine Translation (NMT) or Large Language Models (LLMs) would also be advantageous.
  • Previous experience of sign language recognition and translation would be advantageous as is experience of supervising research. 
  • Good analytical and programming skills and experience of computer vision and machine learning. 
  • Experience of real time systems development C/C++/C#, Python, OpenCV, PyTorch, TensorFlow and deep learning are essential. 
  • Be self-motivated and proactive in approach to support other researchers.

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit, located in one of the safest counties in England, within 35 minutes of London by train and minutes away from the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Recent investments have seen the opening of a world-class Sports Park and important updates to central facilities.

We can offer a generous remuneration package, which includes relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, the latest teaching facilities and access to a variety of staff development opportunities.

Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Richard Bowden by e-mail: r.bowden@surrey.ac.uk.

This is an initial fixed term contract to 31st January 2025 although there is the possibility for further extension.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter with your application.

Interview date planned Tuesday 30th January 2024

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