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Research Fellow for Computer Vision

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £36,914
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 12 February 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 12 March 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 25 March 2021
Reference:  010021

A joint Research Fellow opportunity exists within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine to start as soon as possible for an initial period of 12 months, working on the HEAD-Space project, funded by the Dogs Trust. This position may be extendable for a period of a further 12 months.

This project involves developing a mobile 3D computer vision system to capture the external surface of purebred dogs affected by 2 well-known neurological disorders: Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia. This will be used to investigate external traits for these conditions to determine head and neck conformation risk for the disorder and to guide breeding recommendations.

The post is based jointly in the world renowned Centre for Vision Speech & Signal processing: Surrey’s School for Veterinary Medicine as such offers world class computational, visual capture and clinical facilities.

You should ideally have experience working with computer vision technology (hardware and software), and ideally experience with the MS Azure camera system, experience of machine learning/biometrics and a background in veterinary science or biomedical engineering. A PhD or equivalent experience is highly desirable.

Good communication and organisational skills, and an approachable disposition are also required. A friendly out-going and amenable personality is required for interacting with dogs and dog owners at public events and at clinical facilities (subject to COVID restrictions). The candidate will also need a clean driving licence in order to acquire image data at a variety of different UK locations.

You should therefore be willing to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and to assist, as needed, working with others in this multi-disciplinary research programme.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Kevin Wells ( or Prof Clare Rusbridge (

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased up to Level 4.1 (depending on experience).

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