Postdoctoral Fellow in Image Quality Assessment
Norwegian University Of Science and Technology
A 41 months Postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik. The position will focus on investigating how content influences subjective image quality assessment. The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.
The Postdoctoral position is part of the research project “Quality and Content: understanding the influence of content on subjective and objective image quality assessment”. The project aims to advance the understanding of image quality and develop more precise and better performing image quality metrics based on improved understanding on how content influences image quality.
The Postdoctoral position will focus on developing more precise and better performing image quality metrics using deep-learning and understanding on how content influences image quality.
The position is complementing the state-of-the-art research performed at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory.
You will report to Head of Department.
Duties of the position
Conduct a stand-alone research project on image quality assessment.
Participate in the general activities of the Colourlab.
Participate in the general activities of the department.
Participate in international activities such as conference attendance and research stays at educational institutions abroad.
Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
You must have a professionally relevant background in image quality, color imaging, computer science or similar
Experience in image quality assessment
Good experience and competence in deep learning
Background or experience in deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Keras, or PyTorch)
Good programming skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and an ability to communicate effectively
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred selection criteria
Knowledge of the human visual system
Experience with statistical analysis
High motivation for research work and ability to work independently
Ability to work both individually and in a (virtual) team environment with a high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and leadership skills
Flexibility and ability to take direction and accommodate feedback from diverse stakeholders
Ability to meet deadlines and produce work of a consistently high standard
Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Salary and conditions
As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 41 months.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
The application must include:
A cover letter where the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
CV, certificates and diplomas
Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees.
Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 items)
Name and contact information of three referees
If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.