Salary: £33,966 a year

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We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in DeepScoreNet to lead a pioneering image analysis project in collaboration with our NHS partner, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, to develop techniques for the automated assignment of appearance scores to acquired images of patients after cleft lip repair.

You will work in a cutting-edge area while driving the project’s aim to automate the process to assign aesthetic outcome scores as an indicator of the quality of the cleft repair, from which various issues can be further investigated such as identification of best practice.

You will gain the rare opportunity and experience in working and networking with computer scientists, biologists, surgeons, and charity administrators, and acquire an excellent set of skills in scientific research in both academic, NHS and charity sectors.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Yonghuai Liu, Professor of Computer Games and Graphics at

About You

We are looking for a creative and innovative thinker and developer who will take the lead and make a significant contribution to the development of automated techniques and solutions to the field, disseminate the research findings in both national and international venues, and impose some impact on the thinking and practices of the relevant stakeholders: patients, family members, surgeons, social carers, and policy-makers in the NHS sector and services.

As Postdoctoral Research Assistant in DeepScoreNet, you will have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mathematics
  • Detailed understanding, knowledge and programming of computer vision, image processing, and/or machine learning
  • Skills in Python, C++, Java, linear algebra, and computational mathematics
  • Experience of conducting high quality research involving computer vision, image processing, and/or machine learning
  • Experience of publishing high quality academic peer reviewed articles
  • Effective communication skills to convey complex information to a variety of audiences

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days)
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885,Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 24 months

Salary: £33,966.00 per year

Expected hours: 18 per week


  • Bereavement leave
  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: EHR0125-1123

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Deadline: 20-12-2023

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