Location: Trinity College Dublin
Level: Research Fellow

The ADAPT Centre, the centre for digital content technology, seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research in the area of computer vision and image processing in our Industry facing research team ‘Spokes’. We require a highly motivated researcher to join the team in Trinity College Dublin in the school of Computer Science and Statistics to work in collaboration with industry in an exciting programme of applied research. The candidate should have a mature personal research plan in at least one of the relevant following areas: object detection, recognition and segmentation in image data.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Researcher will:

  • Conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator (PI);
  • Support the PI and research group in the design, development and implementation of the research programme;
  • Research solutions to problems in a number of areas of interest, including:
  • Machine and deep learning
  • 3D point cloud and image processing
  • Pattern detection, recognition and geolocation;
  • Contribute to the identification of external funding sources and assist in the writing of grant proposals;
  • Mentor, assist and supervise postgraduate research students as required;
  • Assist the PI in the management / co-ordination of key aspects of the research programme (e.g. financial management, reporting, equipment management etc.);
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which he/she is engaged to the wider research community with the support and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator;
  • Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the School or Research Centre, or the University;
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders including academic and industry partners/collaborators as appropriate;
  • Carry out administrative work associated with the programme as necessary;
  • Participate in ADAPT Centre activities, such as industry showcases and annual reviews;
  • Report on progress at meetings and in writing to ADAPT Centre Management;
  • Produce top-quality journal and conference publications, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Information

The position is funded through the Science Foundation Ireland & the ADAPT Centre.  Informal enquiries about this post should be made to by e-mail to: Ms Monica Lechea (monica.lechea@adaptcentre.ie)

Person Specification


Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, statistics or related fields with 4 to 10 years research experience (including PhD studies).

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable)

  • Research experience in machine and deep learning for image processing and computer vision or similar areas including 3D point cloud, pattern detection, recognition and geo-location (Essential)
  • Publications in the top conferences (e.g. ICML, CVPR, ICCV) and/or journals (e.g. IEEE Trans. Image Processing, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal on Computer Vision) (Essential)
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g. C++, python) with experience using deep learning libraries (e.g. caffe, torch, theano etc.) (Essential)
  • Collaboration with Industry. (Desirable)
  • Commercialisation of Research (Desirable)

Skills & Competencies

  • A pro-active attitude and ability to work both independently and in collaboration with the PI research group (Essential)
  • Excellent communication skills (Essential)

Further Information for Applicants

ADAPT Centre ADAPT is Ireland’s global centre of excellence for digital content technology. Led by TCD, and hosted by the School of Computer Science & Statistics, it combines the expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations. ADAPT brings together more than 120 researchers who collectively have won more than €100min funding and have a strong track record of transferring world-leading research and innovations to more than 140 companies. With €50M in new research funding from Science Foundation Ireland and industry, ADAPT is seeking talented individuals to join its growing team. Our research and technologies will continue to help businesses in all sectors and drive back the frontiers of future Web engagement.


The Graphics Vision and Visualisation group (GV2) http://gv2.scss.tcd.ie at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is an internationally active research group dedicated to carrying out innovative research in computer graphics, computer vision and all aspects of visual computing. GV2 was formed in 2006 with the integration of two longstanding TCD research groups: the Image Synthesis Group [ISG], established in 1993, and the Computer Vision and Robotics Group [CVRG], which was established 1983. Our main areas of research include:

  • Image, Video and Audio Processing & Analysis
  • Perception & Graphics
  • Real-time Rendering & Animation
  • Custom and Multi-core Hardware Architectures
  • Computer Vision & Augmented Reality

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