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Research Associate, Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

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Job ID#: 12439

Updated: August 23, 2017

Position Overview

The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Research Associate - LiDAR Data Processing. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Associate primary purpose is to assist the Principle Investigator (PI) and support the research team through providing semi-skilled or skilled technical procedures. The Research Associate will record findings to collaborate on publications within the field of the research in both a national and international level. Success in the role will require some judgment and decision making, following procedures and guidelines set by the PI, and extensive daily collaboration with the research team.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Software tools for automated extraction of road attributes from mobile LiDAR data which may include following features: fusion of images and LiDAR for man-made object extraction and recognition; registration of images and mobile LiDAR
  • Under general supervision and direction of the PI, develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Conduct literature reviews, surveys, experiments and other research in scholarly publications when required to
  • Keep work area clean and safe
  • Recommend change to processes and procedures
  • Interact with other members of the team and undertake literature reviews
  • Establishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor and senior management and with the campus community
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate reports to manager is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Understanding of safety codes, standards and systems related to specialization

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD is required; geomatics engineering or related subjects is preferred
  • 5 years professional experience in object oriented programming, preferable in C/C++
  • Perform detailed design, documentation and implementation of moderately complex technological systems
  • Hands-on experience in mobile LiDAR data processing and computer vision algorithms
  • Experience with different programming languages: OpenGL, JAVA
  • Experience with open source libraries: OpenCV, Point Cloud Library
  • Experience with user interface design, e.g. MFC, QT
  • Knowledge of theory and practical applications of technical procedures including photogrammetry, computer vision and graphics
  • Open to learning and development; willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Provide semi-skilled to skilled technical procedures to support research project
  • Strong mathematical and programming skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently and within a team
  • High-quality publications in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

Application Deadline:  May 19, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.  Salary range $24.15-$35.13 per hour).

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. 


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