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Imaging Scientist - India  

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Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description


Job Description: 
  • Our company  is the world leader in plant biotechnology area including discovery, development and delivery of elite crop genetics. 
  • Our company  is aggressively building Big Data and Predictive Analytics capabilities in order to deliver improved services to our customers. 
  • We are currently seeking an Imaging Scientist with a background in image analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition to join our team at our  Knowledge Center  for our global Data Science and Informatics group. 
  • You’ll become part of a work environment that nurtures your interests, ignites your passion, creates opportunities to serve and helps you attain success–both personally and professionally. 
  • The hiring level will be commensurate with the level of experience.
  •  This is a critical position with the potential to make immediate, significant impact on our business.
  • The successful candidate will have an extensive background and track record in image analysis or computer vision. 
  • She/he will work closely with other imaging specialists, software engineers, and data scientists in a dynamic research environment to design and implement sophisticated end-to-end solutions for image-based plant phenotyping and field trials (remote sensing, satellite imagery). 
  • The candidate will need to have an in-depth understanding of imaging theory, technologies & techniques and be able to independently create technical solutions to a wide range of image analysis problems requiring collaboration with key stakeholders.



Job Qualifications
Education   and experience:
  • Ph.D. in Image Analysis, Computer Vision, Pattern   Recognition, Computational Photography or Artificial Intelligence
  •  Alternatively, a Ph.D. in Machine Learning, Computer   Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Physics,   Mathematics or related field or related scientific discipline with 2yrs  of   demonstrated experience specifically in image processing or computer vision.
  • Master’s degree in Image Analysis, Computer Vision,   Pattern Recognition or Artificial Intelligence with 6yrs  of equivalent   experience.



Preferred  Qualifications:
  • Deep understanding of image processing and analysis  algorithms and tools for RGB, hyperspectral, fluorescence, LIDAR and 3D   imaging including detecting and classifying objects in complex low/medium/high resolution data-sets.
  • Experience in the design and optimization of deep neural   networks architectures for image classification, sematic segmentation,   machine vision applications.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and C/C   programming   with the ability to quickly create prototype solutions on Unix / Linux   platforms.
  • Experience working with open source libraries and   toolkits such as SciKit-Image, TensorFlow, Torch, Theano, OpenCV, Caffe, ROS,   ORB_SLAM, VLFeat.
  •  Practical cloud computing experience with AWS   technologies (EC2, S3, ECS, etc.) and experience in high performance and data   intensive platforms.
  •  Interest in learning new technologies, programming   techniques, languages, and operating systems.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude with   the ability to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Experience in   research, life sciences, or in data science is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the   ability to work as part of a global team and, at times, independently while   appropriately prioritizing tasks. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English   are required.



Nice-to-have:
  • Experience in Computer Vision, Machine Learning,   Convolutional Neural Networks, Deep Learning for Imaging Applications, Generative   Image Models.
  • Experience working with geospatial images and tool-sets -   infrared, multi-spectral, spatial   databases and/or photogrammetry.