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Department of Computer Science
Grade 7: – £37,474 per annum
Fixed Term – Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date : 15-Oct-2022, 6:59:00 AM 
Durham University  
Durham University is one of the world’s top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people’s lives.
The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.
Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare benefits and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.
Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.
The Department  
The Department of Computer Science is one of the very best in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked 20th in the UK in REF2021, the Department of Computer Science is proud of the emphasis we place on equality, diversity and inclusion and are working hard to make our department the no.1 University in the UK for women to study Computer Science.
The Role  
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision with a particular emphasis on Machine Learning. The research project, entitled Natural Intelligence for Robotic monitoring of Habitats, aims to serve the European Green Deal via monitoring the natural habitats of N2000N with robots able to effectively move in dunes, grasslands, forests, and alpine terrains. The European project is 8 partners strong and it is led by the University of Pisa. It is a project aligned with the transformative policies contained in the European Green Deal, a robust scientific and technology answer to the global warming and pollution problems, affecting millions of flora and fauna species. NI ambition is to introduce disruptive technology and play a role in developing intelligent techniques for environmental monitoring, at present carried out with only human resources. Durham University leads the work package on computational botany, to develop algorithms for detection and identification of typical and invasive species in the studied habitats.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
This post is fixed term, available from 1st November 2022 until the end of March 2024. There is the potential for an extension to the end of June 2024, dependent on an upcoming decision by the funding body.
The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.
Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st November 2022. 
How to Apply  
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Paolo Remagnino (paolo.remagnino@durham.ac.uk).  All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site. https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/. As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University .
What to Submit  
All applicants are asked to submit: 
Next Steps  
The assessment for the post will include an interview. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and assessment in October 2022.
The Requirements  
DBS Requirement: Not Applicable.
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