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

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: RO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: English 

 

 

The NRC Advantage


Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

 

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

 

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

 

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and 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 disabilities.

 

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 convolution.
     
  • 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 imagers).
     

Education


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 equivalency

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 researcher.

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 attachments»

 

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


Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

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.

 

Notes

 

  • 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@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 613-998-6825 

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

 

 

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