Free open Job in Wales Data Scientist in Computer Vision, Signal Processing & Machine Learning at Cardiff University

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the role of Data Scientist in Computer Vision, Signal Processing & Machine Learning, developing and embedding a speech-driven video-realistic talking head avatar into a digital healthcare platform within Orbital Media, a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) based in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Orbital Media ( is one of the UK’s leading Digital Agencies, supporting global companies project a digital presence in a number of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, but with a principal focus within healthcare.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning.  Employed by Cardiff University, you will work with Professor David Marshall and other members of the UK’s largest Visual Computing research group, but will be mainly located at the Company in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

THE CANDIDATE: Educated to degree level or higher with a minimum of a 2.1 Honours Degree in Computer Science or related subjects. Desirable candidates will have an MSc in Computer Science. The candidate will possess strong analytical skills, with related knowledge and experience of Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. It is expected that the candidate will possess strong mathematical and computer programming skills.

DURATION: Fixed-term, full-time contract for 24 months, starting no later than 28 December 2018.

SALARY AND PACKAGE: The starting salary will be between £25,000 and £31,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. The project budget includes an additional £5,000 personal training and development budget.

Informal enquires relating to the post should be directed to Professor David Marshall:

For any application process enquiries please contact: Paul Thomas:

This post is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a Government-supported initiative, enabling graduates/postgraduates to manage strategic projects in a partnership with universities and industry.  For more information on KTP, please visit  

Closing date:  Thursday, 29 November 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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