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Senior Research Associate (big Data Analytics)

Company: Manchester Metropolitan University    Location: Manchester M15
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK´s largest and most popular Universities. Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology is a large and successful School in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is committed to delivering high quality teaching, world leading and internationally excellent research and working with industry.

The School saw improvements in REF 2014 outcomes in all the units of assessments in which members were submitted, and we are aiming to improve further the quality and volume of research for the next research assessment exercise. The School has a long track record of securing grants from research councils, EU and government backed bodies like Innovate UK. The School works closely with employers, particularly in the region´s vibrant digital sector, on funded projects.

The post holder will work on a full-time basis and undertake research in the field of big data analytics, and Image Pattern recognition, and record the outcome of experiments and/or field work, with a particular focus on processing and analyse large aerial images such as from Drones, Satellite, etc. The post holder will take responsibility for delivering high quality research and development of new algorithms for analysing large scale aerial images, under the overall direction by the project principal investigator, leading and co-ordinating colleagues as required.

We are looking to appoint highly able, enthusiastic and motivated individuals wishing to work on researching and developing new algorithms for analysing large-scale aerial images with an application in Agriculture.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computing Science or closely related area. In-depth knowledge in research and development of image processing and machine learning approaches for automatically extracting features from large-scale images is essential. It is expected that the potential candidate has knowledge in big data processing methods for efficient data analysis( e.g. GPU/parallel and distributed computing/cloud computing). Please refer to Job Specification for more detail.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this role please ensure you attach a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification.

This is a fixed term role for 18 months.

For an informal discussion regarding the technical requirements of the role please contact Prof. Liangxiu Han ( )