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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

We invite applications for a Research Associate to work in the Cambridge Image Analysis group at DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

The Cambridge Image Analysis Group is specialising in the mathematics of inverse problems in imaging, digital image and video processing using partial differential equations, variational methods and machine learning. Our research ranges from modelling and analysis of such methods to their computational realisation and application.

The research activity of the successful candidate will take place with the CIA group, within the EPSRC established career fellowship project "Combining knowledge and data driven approaches to inverse imaging problems." Particular focus of the project is the development of a rigorous mathematical framework for the solution of inverse problems with deep learning, including rigorous deep learning based regularisation, multi-tasking approaches to inverse problems and deep learning for inverse problems with minimal supervision. These theoretical developments are closely linked to high impact applications in cancer research and development of novel materials.

This is an exceptional opportunity to conduct ambitious research at the forefront of mathematics, machine learning and inverse problems, and within a thriving research group.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction and plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD degree in mathematics or statistics (or a closely related discipline). The ideal candidate will be experienced in one or more of the following areas: inverse problems, machine learning, mathematical imaging, computational analysis, optimisation and/or data science. Experience in parallel computing and python/C programming skills are desirable.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting

Limit of tenure: 3 years, starting September 2021.

Interview date: early May 2021.

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Please include contact details of two academic referees on the application form and upload a CV and a description of your recent research (not exceeding three pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made aware that they will be contacted by the Recruitment Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and encouraging them to do so promptly.

Please quote reference LE25920 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Apr 23rd 2021

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