[visionlist] Jost posting: PostdoctoralFellow, Image Processing & ML/AI Applied Fire Research

Max Kinateder makinatUSA at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 10:22:27 -04 2021

 Postdoctoral Fellow, Image Processing & ML/AI Applied Fire Research

*City:* Ottawa
*Organizational Unit:* Construction
*Classification:* RO
*Tenure:* Term
*Duration: *2 years
*Language Requirements:* English

 Link to application:
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At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We
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inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian
innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to
self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity
groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be
assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all
candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be
addressed confidentially.
The Program

The NRC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program offers PDFs access to unique
world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside
multi-disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects
of critical importance to Canada. PDFs will carry out research on
innovative research projects, with opportunities for career development
(publications and/or industry interaction).

PDFs will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research
Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently
available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are
taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual PDF
recruiting rate is $73,333. In addition PDFs will be allocated a travel
fund to support their work.
Project Title

A Smart Firefighting Tool using Image Analysis
Your Challenge

Experience in one (or more) of the following areas (or related fields):
image processing, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligent.

   - Experience in semantic segmentation using deep learning by employing
   Deeplab, Segnet, Pyramid scene parsing network, Atrous convolution,
   attention model or different loss functions (e.g. perception loss and
   Wasserstein loss, non-local network or Gausian-based pooling).

   - Experience in building a decision making module by employing
   techniques of attention models, dynamic time warping or Gaussian sampling

   - Experience in applying data-driven image analysis to IR or vision
   images (e.g. images of fire and smoke taken by various optics including IR


PhD in Computer science, Optics, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Fire
Protection Engineering or related discipline.
For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree
Language requirements

Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status
Who is eligible?

   - Fellowships will be for two years contingent on satisfactory progress
   achieved during the first year.
   - Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past
   three years (PhD received on or after July 1, 2018) or expect to complete
   their PhD within 6 months of appointment.
   - Fellows will work in a lab under the direct supervision of an NRC

Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent
Residents, Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries. The offer of
a Fellowship does not ensure foreign nationals Permanent Residency in
Canada. Non-Canadian candidates should apply for non-immigrant status (i.e.
temporary status) and an employment visa.  For further information, please
contact the closest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your
Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program please include the following in
your application, please note that you will need to attach the required
documents as per the list below when submitting your application. *Failure
to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.*

   - Resume
   - Statement of Interest in the project (maximum one page in length)
   - PhD Transcript - an electronic copy is sufficient, it does not have to
   be an official version.
   - List of Publications

 When submitting your application you can include the required documents in
any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other

 In addition, applicants who best meet the requirements of the position
will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation at a later stage
of the competition process.

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's
Salary Range

The intent of this hiring action is to staff through the Postdoctoral
Fellowships Program at the RCO-2/AsRO level, which is an early-career level
position with a salary range of $73,133 to $101,569.

*NOTE: *Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s
expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative
to the requirements of the level.   As a guide, the current annual PhD
recruiting rate is $73,133.

   - NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive
   health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other
   leave entitlements.
   - Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries, although
   preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of
   Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
   - The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
   - We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further
   consideration will be contacted.

 Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11457) to:

E-mail: *NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
<NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>*

Telephone: 613-998-6825

*Closing Date: *19 March 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time


Dr. Max Kinateder

613-993-6302 | max.kinateder at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Fire Safety| National Research Council Canada

Building M-59, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0R6
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