Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Visual Mapping

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Visual Mapping
Australian Centre for Visual Technologies,
School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide

The Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) is seeking an individual to work on an exciting project in conjunction with industrial partner Maptek Pty Ltd to develop next generation systems for real-time mapping of mines.  The post is for immediate appointment and for up to three years in duration.  The successful applicant will work with the University of Adelaide investigators, Prof Ian Reid and Dr T-J Chin and the industrial partners to develop robust, high-quality software and hardware/software systems for SLAM and sensor fusion systems using visual, laser and inertial sensing.

The successful candidate will enjoy a “hands-on” approach to experimentation and “making stuff really work”.  He/she will therefore have a track record in development of software, sensing and/or robotic systems, and good working knowledge of the research landscape in computer vision and robotics, especially SLAM and visual mapping.  A PhD or equivalent industrial experience in a research environment is essential.  He/she must be a strong team player, and be able to communicate and work with the investigators and industrial partners to coordinate systems development across the team.

The ACVT is the largest computer vision and image analysis research group in Australia. Based in Adelaide, it currently number over 50 members including academics, research staff and students.  The group works on a variety of fundamental and commercially oriented research projects in computer vision and machine learning, and has a very strong track record of publications in the top venues, and of successful technology transfer.

Maptek Pty Ltd, based in Adelaide, is one of the world’s leading developers and suppliers of mapping software and hardware to the mining industry.  Current products include: Vulcan, the world’s premier 3D mining software solution, with which users can validate and transform raw mining data into dynamic 3D models, accurate mine designs and operating plans; and I-Site, Maptek’s bespoke laser scanning and integrated software package for mine site surveys.

The position will be remunerated at Level A or Level B depending on skills and experience.  The pay scale for these levels is currently (AU$76,238 – $102,302).

Applications must be received by 5pm Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9.30) 21 May 2015.  Each application must include: a full CV; a full publication list; a statement of research expertise and interests; the names of two referees.

Technical queries can be directed to Prof Reid,

Please email applications, and any administrative queries to:
Mr Ian Will
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
South Australia 5005,

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