Research Fellow in Computing

Imperial College London Department of Computing

Job summary

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...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01540
  • Date posted 25 January 2021
  • Closing date 22 February 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £65,000 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Computing
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

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.

Duties and responsibilities

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

The quality of the researcher we are seeking is reflected by the high salary we are able to offer for this position. We expect the researcher 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, CodeSLAM, Fusion++, LSNet, SceneCode and RLBench as well as work on training grasping and manipulation systems via learning from synthetic data. The ideal candidate 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.

Essential requirements

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 have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Further information

For further information on the Dyson Robotics Lab please see http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/dyson-robotics-lab.

Please complete the online application form as directed and include the following: 

  • 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: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk    

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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