Computer Vision and Machine Learning Researcher

Website FhP_AICOS Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research

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Job Title: Computer Vision and Machine Learning Researcher

Job Ref: FhP_Jobs_2021_02

Job Type: Full time contract.

Job Salary: Depending on the academic degree and professional experience of the candidate.

Job Location: Porto, Portugal.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The candidate will perform research activities within the Intelligent Systems group, namely in the area of Computer Vision. It is expected the candidate to contribute for the innovation area of accountable Artificial Intelligence, namely for the Audit portfolio item, or the area of decentralized healthcare technology.

The candidate will work on the following tasks:

  • Research and develop image processing algorithms for segmentation or detection purposes;
  • Research and implement machine learning / deep learning models for data classification capable to learn over time;
  • Deploy the developed models in mobile applications or embed in edge devices;
  • Deliver summarized reports about the developed models and provide proper software documentation.

Personal Skills:

Candidates with experience in the development of computer vision and machine learning methods and knowledge in incremental learning are preferred. Experience in mobile development (Android and/or iOS) and Computer Vision with application in embedded systems is a plus. Interest in industry or health applications will be valued. Previous working experience on relevant areas will be highly regarded. The candidate must be able to work autonomously and show excellent English and Portuguese communication skills.

Academic Qualifications:

Academic Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualifications (or equivalent second cycle complete) in the area of Informatics Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar.

Other Skills:

  • Excellent programming skills (at least 2 of the following: C++, Python, OpenCV, Java – Android);
  • Experience in image processing and analysis;
  • Scientific knowledge in machine learning framework(s) (sklearn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch);
  • Experience in mobile development (Android and/or iOS) and Computer Vision with application in embedded systems is a plus;
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese both spoken and written.

Professional Experience:

More than 6 months of professional experience or research experience in R&D projects.

What we offer:

  • Excellent work conditions;
  • Being part of the team of one of the most renown applied R&D institutions of the world;
  • Adequate salary (depending on the academic degree and professional experience);
  • Private health insurance plan.

Application Process:

Applications are permanently open until the ideal candidate is selected. A first “cut-off” to evaluate applications day will occur on the 17th of January 2021.

The selected candidate is expected to start working in February 2021.

Applications must be made to the email and contain:

  • CV – mandatory;
  • Motivation Letter – mandatory;
  • Recommendation Letters are optional but also welcome.


About Us:

Fraunhofer Portugal’s mission to undertake applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprises and of wide benefit to society currently materializes itself through the Fraunhofer Portugal Research Center for Assistive Information and Communication Solutions (AICOS), located in Porto and born in 2009 following a partnership between the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), the Foundation for Science and Technology and the University of Porto.

With a team of over 80 hired researchers and a client portfolio from a broad range of areas, such as health, agriculture, retail or energy, AICOS has consolidated competence in:

  • Human-Centred Design;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Cyber-physical systems.

User analysis in different environments, computer vision, cognitive and decision support systems, and the internet of things are some of the fields of study in this research centre which steers its activities towards applied research and its clients’ success, with whom it establishes close cooperation for the development of innovative, intuitive, accessible and ubiquitous technological solutions. Currently, the innovation themes of interest to AICOS are the following:

  • Cognitive connected solutions;
  • Digital farming;
  • Accountable artificial intelligence;
  • Decentralised health technology;
  • Living and ageing with data.

AICOS’ track record in institutional and commercial collaborations has built a vast network of active partners. Since 2009, AICOS has been involved in 10 European projects and established partnerships with over 150 organizations in 31 countries.

In order to expand our team, AICOS is interested in applications from candidates feeling to contribute in the particular fields addressed by the centre. We are looking for team players capable of providing excellent qualifications and the skills described above.


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