We are hiring Research Fellows (Postdocs, Senior or Junior) in Creative Technologies /Visual Computing

14th February 2018
We are hiring Research Fellows (Postdocs, Senior or Junior) in Creative Technologies /Visual Computing

Post Summary

Join our team of 20+ researchers (half postdocs half PhDs) in Visual Computing at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Media Technology. We are building a dynamic environment where enthusiastic young scientists with different backgrounds get together to shape the future in fundamental as well as applied research projects. Possible directions include but are not limited to:

  • Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR),
  • Free viewpoint video (FVV),
  • VR/360/omni-directional video,
  • Light-field technologies,
  • High dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) imaging,
  • Visual effects and animation,
  • Deep learning for visual computing,
  • All fundamental areas of visual computing (vision, graphics, media technology).

Individual research plans will be designed between PI, successful candidates and team, considering individual background, expertise, skills and interests, matching the overall strategy, and exploiting opportunities and inspirations.

A senior position requires a minimum 4 years of postdoctoral experience. This may be particularly interesting for candidates pursuing an academic career and preparing for a first faculty position.

The research project “V-SENSE – Extending Visual Sensation through Image-Based Visual Computing” is funded by SFI over five years with a substantial budget to cover over 20 researchers. This is part of a strategic investment in Creative Technologies by SFI and Trinity College, which is defined as one of the strategic research themes of the College. V-SENSE intends to become an incubator in this context, to stimulate further integration and growth and to impact Creative Industries in Ireland as a whole.

Standard duties and Responsibilities of the Post

  • Fundamental and/or applied research in Visual Computing at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Media Signal Processing
  • Scientific publications
  • Contribution to prototype and demonstrator development
  • Overall contribution to V-SENSE and teamwork
  • Supervision of PhD and other students
  • Outreach & dissemination
  • For senior postdocs: leadership in the team

Person Specification


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field in the area of ICT.
  • For senior postdocs: at least 4 years of postdoctoral experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • An established track record of publication in leading journals and/or conferences, in one or more sub-areas of Visual Computing.
  • Excellent knowledge of and integration in the related scientific communities.
  • The ability to work well in a group, and the ability to mentor junior researchers, such as Ph.D. students.
  • Affinity for creative dimensions of visual computing

Skills & Competencies

  • Good written and oral proficiency in English (essential).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
  • Proven aptitude for programming, system analysis and design.
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and work to exacting deadlines.
  • Proven track record of publication in high-quality venues.
  • Flexible and adaptable in responding to stakeholder needs.
  • Strong team player who is able to take responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the team.
  • Enthusiastic and structured approach to research and development.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities. – Desire to learn about new products, technologies and keep abreast of new product and technical and research developments.

Further Information for Candidates

URL Link to School https://www.scss.tcd.ie/
URL Link to Research Group https://v-sense.scss.tcd.ie:443/
URL Link to Human Resources https://www.tcd.ie/hr/


Funding Information: The position is funded through the Science Foundation Ireland V-SENSE project.

Closing Date: 12 Noon on Tuesday 20th March, 2018
The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as possible.

Application Procedure:
Please apply via email to gail.weadick AT scss.tcd.ie and please include:

  • Targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for a position
  • Complete CV

Please include the reference code: VS-RF2018 on on all correspondence.


Post Status: Specific Purpose contract approximately up to
3 years – Full-time
Research Group /Department/School: V-SENSE Project, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: Stack B, IFSC, Custom House Quay,Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to: Professor Aljosa Smolic, Principal Investigator,
Salary: Appointment will be made on the SFI Team member Budget Post-doctorate Research Fellow scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy
Closing Date and Time: 12 Noon on Tuesday 20th March, 2018