Research Investment Fund
Salary: £27,924 to £30,497 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term for 8.5 months
Post Type: Part Time
Hours Per Week: 21.75
Closing Date: Wednesday 08 December 2021
Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.
With strong programming skills you will have had exposure to computer vision,
pattern recognition, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Knowledge
of deep learning and hands-on experience with one or more deep learning tools
(e.g. TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch) is desirable.
To be successful, you will have strong scientific interest and self-
motivation, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will
also be organised, creative and have excellent communication skills.
About the Role
Major improvements in crop performance are needed to keep pace with population
growth (which is driving up global food demand) and climate change (which
is increasing the vulnerability of cropping systems to extreme weather
events). You will work within a team of computer scientists on the DeepEarNet
project (Accurate Segmentation and Measurement of Cereal Grain Spikes
Directly in Point Clouds Using Latest Deep Learning and Domain Knowledge),
funded by PhenomUK, the Technology Touching Life Network. The project aims to
develop an open source package to facilitate the estimation of wheat
You will benefit from 23 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University
closure days per annum, pro rata. We aim to provide our staff with a positive
work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your
continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and
we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity.
You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme
and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with
discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday
spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We
also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure
Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves
and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.
You'll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named
Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University
Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award.
Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate
North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an
exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to
deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing
students at the heart of everything we do.
The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016)
and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management
Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.
The Times Higher ‘University of the Year' award celebrated our distinct role
in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating
opportunity from excellence.
Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University
offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high
For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Professor Yonghuai Liu, at Liuyo@edgehill.ac.uk
Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment
opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before
At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce
brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections
Further details: Job Description & Person Specification