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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

JOB: Computer Vision Scientist, Image Metrics Ltd, Manchester, UK

The Company:
Image Metrics provides superior facial animation solutions to the
interactive entertainment, film and television industries. Developed by
a team of computer vision Ph.D.s, Image Metrics' solutions rapidly
re-create facial performances without markers or makeup, achieving
levels of realism and fidelity that are unparalleled in computer
graphics. Image Metrics' solutions enjoy widespread adoption by some of
the best-known production studios in the entertainment world, including
Digital Domain, Rockstar Games and Sony Computer Entertainment. 

Based in Manchester, UK, our research team is responsible for
maintaining and improving our core computer vision and statistical
modelling techniques and taking our technology forward into new areas.
The recruitment of high quality research staff is essential to the
technical excellence and future innovation of the company.

The Position:
We are looking for experienced Computer Vision scientists who have a
passion for this exciting field and the desire to apply it to both
facial animation technology and novel applications.

The Requirements:
-	A completed degree in the physical sciences
-	A strong numerical background
-	A postgraduate degree in Computer Vision or related subject,
such as statistics or image processing
-	A level of programming ability consistent with the
implementation of Computer Vision algorithms (C++ and Matlab skills are
the most relevant)
-	Experience in relevant fields, such as object detection and
tracking, 3D modelling, stereo, camera calibration, and non-linear data
modelling will be advantageous, particularly where applied to faces and
-	High levels of self-motivation and the ability to apply
technical knowledge to practical problems in the field

The Benefits:
-	The chance to become an integral member of our research team,
actively involved in both specific projects and Research and Development
across the company. 
-	The chance to work with some of the most exciting entertainment
companies in the world.
-	Excellent salary and benefits package

For further details, see:

Applicants are invited to contact us as follows:
Tel: +44 (0) 161 242 1800
Fax: +44 (0) 161 242 1801