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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

JOB: Post-Doc and PhD Positions in Visual SLAM at Imperial College London

http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~ajd/

One Research Associate/Two Research Assistants in Visual SLAM

Visual Information Processing (VIP) Group
Department of Computing
Imperial College London

Research Assistant: Salary in the range 25,310 - 28,140 per annum
Research Associate: Salary in the range 25,310 - 36,880 per annum

Fixed term appointments for 3 years

We have 3 exciting new positions available within the Visual Information Processing (VIP) Group of the Department of Computing. One is a post-doctoral research associate position (starting July 2008) and two are research assistant positions intended for candidates who will register for PhD studies (starting October 2008).

All of these research positions, under the supervision of Dr Andrew Davison, are associated with a new project funded by the European Research Council which aims to develop new techniques in high-performance Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) using computer vision. This is technology with a wide range of applications including autonomous robot navigation, wearable computing, augmented reality and interactive entertainment. Further information on the research area of the project can be found at http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~ajd/ and informal queries can be directed to ajd@doc.ic.ac.uk.

Applicants for the research associate position should have a PhD (or equivalent or be close to submitting for a doctorate) in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field, preferably with experience in computer vision and/or robotics.  Applicants for the research assistant positions will need to have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or another related area and be able to demonstrate a strong mathematical background.  A Masters degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or another related area would be desirable but is not essential for this post.  High levels of ability in computing and programming and a clear interest in robotics and vision are also desirable.  All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English.

Imperial College is ranked the fifth best university in the world (Times Higher QS World University Rankings 2007). The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among the UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. Detailed information about the department and its research areas can be found at http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk.

Further particulars and and an application form can be found at the links below:

Application Form
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/page/portallive/0FDF9D28002543D0E0440003BACD13A5

Research Associate - Job Description and Person Specification
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/portallive/docs/1/41605696.DOC

Research Assistant - Job Description and Person Specification
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/portallive/docs/1/41605697.DOC

Applications must include the following:-
? A College application form
? State job reference number SLAM0508 on the application form and clearly mark whether the application is for the Research Associate or Research Assistant post.
? A full CV Including, University degrees and dates, past and present posts, list of publications and the names and addresses of three referees.
? A 1 page research statement should be provided indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above posts, why your expertise is relevant, and what your future research plans are.

Applications should be sent to:-

Mrs Marina Hall
Department of Computing
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London, SW7 2AZ

Email: marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 8 June 2008

Valuing diversity and commitment to equality of opportunity