Technician/Research Technician

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£30,046 to £31,866
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Ref
151654
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking a motivated research technician to investigate how humans reconstruct the 3D layout of natural scenes from a single 2D image.

This part time, fixed term 12-month post will support the ongoing ROSSINI project (Reconstructing 3D Structure from Single Images). This EPSRC-funded project brings together human and machine vision in a collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, Surrey and Aston (UK) and York (Canada). The overarching aim of the project is to develop a machine vision system that recovers human-like representations of complex natural scenes.

The successful candidate will be based at the University of Southampton in the laboratory of Prof Wendy Adams, and will use human behavioural studies alongside analyses of natural scenes (e.g. the Southampton-York Natural Scenes dataset: https://syns.soton.ac.uk ) to understand and model human visual perception. By working in close collaboration with Professor Bowden (Surrey), Dr. Schofield (Aston) and Professor Elder (York) we will embed human-like visual processing into a machine vision solution for 3D uplift, i.e. producing a 3D scene representation from a single image.

You will have experience in developing human visual psychophysics experiments using natural stimuli, with strong computational skills and experience with programming for stimulus presentation and data analysis (e.g. Matlab, R, Javascript). Expertise in image analysis a desirable skill for the post, and an interest in computer vision would also be an advantage.

Psychology at the University of Southampton encompasses a large and diverse group of excellent researchers, and includes the Centre for Perception and Cognition. Whilst Psychology is ambitious and successful, it is also a very friendly and pleasant place to work. You will join a highly motivated and professional team with many opportunities for professional development. Further details about Psychology at Southampton can be obtained from our webpages at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/psychology

For further details you are warmly invited to contact Erich Graf via email erich@southampton.ac.uk.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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