Research Assistant for Long Term Video Understanding

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: United Kingdom,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 May 2023

Sound & Video Recording

Location: Guildford
Salary: £32,411 gross per annum
Fixed Term post until 31/01/2024
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 18 May 2023
Reference: 023623

We seek a Research Assistant for Long Term Video Understanding, beginning 1st  August 2023, for a maximum of 6 months. The Assistant will lead in designing, realising, and testing an efficient system for content retrieval that can handle multi-modal audio, image, text, and video data, especially for footage longer than 10 seconds. The project is part of the ELMER: Efficient Long-term Multi-modal vidEo  Retrieval project, funded by AI4Media . The work, overseen by Dr Andrew Gilbert,  will be carried out at the Centre for Creative Arts and Technologies  within the Department of Music and Media, University of Surrey . You will benefit from frequent interactions with industrial experts through advisory meetings with technical project partners.

The successful candidate will have experience working with computer vision technology (hardware and software), machine learning experience, and a background in human-inspired vision. Experience with a PhD or equivalent experience is highly desirable. A proven track record supported by academic publications or physical systems previously deployed will be essential for efficiently delivering the work programme.

You will join a diverse and welcoming team  in a professional yet relaxed work environment that facilitates meaningful outcomes, continuous development and well-being. The dissemination strategy may involve national and international travel, with many personal development opportunities. All team members are welcome to contribute to related projects in printed and flexible electronic. Numerous UK and international collaborations present significant mentoring and career development prospects.

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.

The University is committed to equality and diversity. We foster a collegial and collaborative atmosphere, in which individuals are valued for the varied skills and perspectives they bring. DMM research staff are supported and encouraged in their career development through mentoring and early career researcher training.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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