CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Post of Full-Time Research Support Officer III
Deep-FIR – FUSION R&I Technology Development Programme 2018
And Any Other Projects Undertaken by the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology
Applications are invited for a Research Support Officer III to work on the Deep-FIR research project financed by the Fusion R&I Technology Development Progarmme of 2018. The Deep-FIR project deals with the use of advanced machine learning techniques to improve the quality of low quality facial images captured by CCTV systems. The technique can be adapted for video forensics and video analytics. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on any other projects undertaken by the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering within the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology.
Applicants must be in possession of a doctorate degree in the fields related to signal processing, image processing (and/or) machine learning. In addition, the applicant should be self-motivated and have ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be able to organise and prioritise tasks within the project timeline to meet interim deadlines; and possess good written communication skills and academic writing skills.
The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer.
This post is for a period of 30 months and carries an initial annual remuneration of EUR31,200.
Candidates should submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae and a scanned copy of their certificates. Applications must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com and should be received by not later than17th July 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
The Research Support Officer will be responsible for the execution of a number of tasks related to the Deep-FIR project financed by the Fusion R&I Technology Development Progarmme of 2018, in which the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering is the lead partner. Further information about the project may be obtained from Dr Ing. Reuben Farrugia (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on any other projects undertaken by the Department of Communications & Computer Engineering within the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology.
The main duties and responsibilities of the appointees will consist of carrying out Research and Project Management Assistant duties including:
a. perform research as directed by the principal investigator and key experts;
b. produce deliverables and related reports within the stipulated time frames as specified in the project description;
c. keep detailed progress reports and abide to all the conditions imposed by the project;
d. endeavour in generating technical and scientific conference/journal papers;
e. assist in the dissemination process via workshops, seminars and other events;
f. travel and attend meetings/conferences as the need arises;
g. take part in the submission of local and EU-funded research proposals to sustain related research beyond the funding of the project; and
h. perform any other tasks as instructed by the project coordinator and key experts.
The appointee is expected to work at such places and during such hours as may be determined by the University authorities.
The selection procedure will involve:
a. scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application); and
b. an interview and / or extended interview.
The post if for a period of 30 months, which will be subject to a probationary period and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta which are now or which may hereafter be in force.