Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Computer Vision & AI

Cranfield University

United Kingdom

February 2, 2022


Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Computer Vision & AI


Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

3 Years


Reseach Assistant: Starting salary is normally £25,110 per annum or Research Fellow: Starting salary is normally £33,809 per annum

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  • Role Description

    We welcome applications for this exciting new post from those with relevant knowledge and experience in computer vision and robotics focusing on modelling and simulation of complex systems.

    About the Role

    This post will be contributing to research activities focussing on the Computer Vision and Deep Learning elements of projects and specifically support the Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences. The focus will be on the development of a hybrid system based upon computer vision and robotics for autonomous aircraft refuelling and the utilisation of computer vision and AI to achieve the project objectives.

    About You

    You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (or close to completion of your PhD), with the necessary technical knowledge and experience with a strong track record of implementing Deep Learning Algorithms to fluid dynamics and categorization of different liquids. Alternatively, you may be considered for a role as Research Assistant, provided you have a relevant Masters level degree & required knowledge and skills. With excellent communication skills, you will be a good team player, enjoy presenting, and have the ability to cope with pressure. Project planning is also an important skill for these posts and successful applicants will be able to demonstrate self-motivation, perseverance, and initiative.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield's global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Cranfield Aerospace's six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway. Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space. Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022. This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Zeeshan Rana, Lecturer, on (E):

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to...