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S3918 - Research Scientist in Data Science for Remote Imaging and Sensing (KTP Associate)

Job Reference : 03927
Location : Clifton Campus
Closing Date : 08/05/2017
Salary : Miscellaneous
Department : College of Science and Technology
School/Section : School of Science & Technology
Post Ref : S3918

Additional Information: This post is fixed term for 18 months

Salary: Circa £26,200 – 31,392 per annum plus training and development package

Applications are invited for a 18 months research scientist position in data science for remote imaging and sensing. You will work with the Optical Imaging & Sensing group at Nottingham Trent University in collaboration with Opus International Consultants, under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme (KTP). You will be supported by an interdisciplinary academic team involving experts in optics, imaging and image processing, statistics and civil engineering as well as industry specialists in survey and civil engineering. The optical imaging and sensing group pioneered the first 3D remote spectral imaging system for high resolution imaging up to tens of metres. Currently, we are developing the next generation system and you will be responsible for the development of a user-friendly post-processing software to automatically extract useful information from the large datasets using machine learning and statistical techniques and to visualise the information for the survey and civil engineers.

The School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University is one of the most innovative in the UK. We pride ourselves on our strong multi-disciplinary ethos and engagement in cutting edge research that attracts substantial external funding that underpins our research programmes. The research of the Optical Imaging & Sensing group was included in the University’s REF2014 submission under General Engineering (Unit of Assessment B15, Our submission was highly rated, having 84% of overall activity at the highest 3* (internationally excellent) and 4* (world-leading) grades. This included achieving an impressive ranking of joint 7th out of 62 submitted institutions (Times Higher) for the quality of our publications, 94.6% of which were judged as attaining 3* and 4* levels.

Opus International Consultants has a team of over 3,000 engineers, designers, planners, researchers and advisors who work with more than 12,000 clients across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, Opus operates from a network of 12 offices and employs over 500 staff, who provide services on leading infrastructure and building projects for both the public and private sector. What sets us apart is our wealth of collective experience and the collaborative way in which we work across disciplines and with our clients. We value innovation and big ideas, and our mix of academic input blended with our global connected expertise gives us a competitive advantage to bring tangible engineering solutions to the marketplace.

The post is a fixed-term contract with NTU for 18 months through the KTP. You will be supported by the University’s KTP team and have the benefit of an excellent training programme including the KTP Associate Diploma in Management Programme, which is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

Ideally candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field with significant experience in advanced image processing, data science, machine learning/statistical methods and software development. Experienced candidates with a minimum of a good honours degree are also welcome to apply. Exceptional candidates can be considered for the top range of the salary scale.

As part of your fully completed online application please submit as part of a single document a Covering Letter addressing your suitability for the role outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification and a full CV. Please note that there is a 1MB file size restriction.

Further information on KTP can be found on   

Interview date – Week commencing 22nd May 2017

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Professor Haida Liang on +44 (0)115 848 8056 or at

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Please note that CVs will only be accepted in support of a fully completed online application.

For instructions on completing an application please see our how to apply page.

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.

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